"Wild Things Interactive Ltd is pleased to announce the UK launch of the Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller," says this 'ere press release. Not half as happy as we are - having agonised for literally several minutes before deciding not to import it last month.
So: hurrah! Resident Evil fans who haven't succumbed to the lure of a US import in the past four weeks will soon be able not only to enjoy the charms of the best Resident Evil game in ages; they'll also be able to look like a prize plum with a plastic chainsaw-shaped GameCube pad perched in their laps too.
Never mind the fact that Leon doesn't make much use of a chainsaw during the course of Resident Evil 4; those villager bastards do, and we're happy to help celebrate their one-hit-kill tactic of brutally decapitating us by throwing money at silly peripherals. According to chums Simply Games, you can expect to pay around Ł40 for one on 1st April - and can head here to set up a pre-order.
Interestingly, Wild Things tells us that the controller's splattered blood effect is random. Thus no two units are exactly the same, which certainly appeals to our inner klepto. We'll certainly aim to get hold of one soon and tell you more about it when we do. In the meantime, here are a few shots of the unit and the packaging. Our Resident Evil 4 review can be found here.