One of the big shocks of Eurogamer's recent NX rumour was the notion that the console would come with detachable controllers that bolt onto the side of the console - something which one of Nintendo's many patents seems to support.

Now, a fresh rumour has emerged which not only appears to corroborate this idea, but also adds a little more information. According to Let's Play Video Games - a site founded by ex-Destructoid staffer Laura Dale - these detachable controllers will boast motion control and an advanced form of force feedback. LPVG is also claiming that they are designed to phase out the existing Wii remote, and that for certain multiplayer games old Wii remotes can be used with NX.

According to one of LPVG's sources (the site claims this information has been verified by two different individuals), the controller's force feedback has been described as:

...very similar to the Vive controller, in that it alters intensity, pulsing patterns and duration of vibration to mimic the sensation of a range of different movement types. It's not just one vibration for all situations, there's a notable difference between the hard abrupt feedback of a sword clash or the softer, longer thud of something like hitting a tennis ball.

Given that Ubisoft has confirmed Just Dance 2017 for the NX, it would make sense for the console to come with some form of Wii remote-style input device.

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[source letsplayvideogames.com]