Peripheral maker 8Bitdo has released a new firmware update for its controllers which enables support for the Nintendo Switch.
While there are obviously some caveats - rumble, motion control and NFC aren't included - the fact that these pads boast proper D-Pads will make them of particular interest to those of you who intend to purchase Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, or have already bought any of SNK's one-on-one fighters for the Switch, such as Garou: Mark of the Wolves or The King of Fighters '98.
In addition to the Nintendo Switch, all 8Bitdo controllers are compatible with Windows, Android, MacOS and Steam. 8Bitdo also stresses that the non-Pro options will not be compatible with all games due to a lack of inputs, and recommends the NES30 Pro and FC30 Pro as they offer fully mapped button configurations for the Switch.
If you don't already own one or two of these excellent pads, then now is the perfect time.
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