The first Wii U accessories have been announced by Mad Catz, with the product range planned for release in time for the console's launch.

Wii u stand

The line-up includes the TRITTON Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset, PowerUp ChargeDock, and FlipStand Protective Cover.

"We're excited to supporting Wii U with a full range of accessories including our new headset," said Darren Richardson, president and chief executive officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "The new range is part of our strategy to bring innovative products to passionate consumers."

Wii u cover

Nintendo's Wii U launch plans are expected to be announced during its E3 press conference which begins at 5pm today. Join the team in a live chat.