Mad Catz announced that the new Street Fighter x Tekken Fightsticks will be released in Japan on March 8, the same day with the game.
The press release says the sticks are "popular pro fighting gamer Daigo Umehara's sticks of choice." (Famitsu)
And while Capcom is using their SSF4AE Ver.2012 tournament to promote Street Fighter x Tekken, Mad Catz will also use the event to promote their new SFxTekken sticks.
Capcom already announced that Umehara, Mago, Tokido will compete in the tournament, and there will be playable SFxTekken in the event. The Team Mad Catz Japan will also play the game using the new sticks.