Unlike Rock Band or Guitar Hero, these peripherals aren t required to play the game, but MadCatz today announced it would be releasing Modern Warfare 2-branded accessories and peripherals later this year to coincide with the big release.

From Mad Catz press release: {link no longer active}

We are excited to partner with Activision and Infinity Ward to create branded controllers and accessories based on what is one of the videogame industry s preeminent franchises, said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz.

Mad Catz’s innovation and fresh approach from Day 1 has been great, said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. Their team has really poured their hearts into the new line of accessories for Modern Warfare 2 and we can t wait for our fans to have a chance to play for themselves this November.

Just another way to better market your blockbuster game, or to monetize the throngs of gamers waiting for the game s release this November.  Wait for the virtual goods to come out closer to the end of the year and we’ll see one of the first ever video game marketing trifectas as retail game is coupled with real world and virtual goods in time for a game’s launch date.