Video game peripheral manufacturer PowerA has announced that the company is bringing two officially licensed Nintendo themed controllers to the Switch. The PowerA Wired Controller Plus will be available in two variants - taking inspiration from the world of Hyrule and the Mushroom Kingdom. Each will arrive with soft-touch rubber grips, a 10 foot removable USB cable and six interchangeable analogue caps to customise to the player's personal preference,
The Zelda controller features Link from Breath of the Wild as he prepares to unleash his bow and arrow on an all encompassing black background that also includes Sheikah designs from the game. The image is shaded in black and white over the controller's right handle, whilst the centre holds a Triforce emblem.
On the other hand, the Wired Plus Super Mario control features a red foreground that accompanies many items taken from the Mushroom Kingdom. Again looking at the right handle the design includes a silhouette of Mario jumping - presumably for a question block.
Both controllers are due for release on the 23rd October this year at $29.99USD each; that's a lot less than an official Switch Pro Controller, but naturally with the downsides that these are wired and also lack HD Rumble. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon, however at this moment in time it appears they are only available for US residents. [UPDATE: The pads are actually available in the UK right now, from Argos of all places.]
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- PowerA Nintendo Switch Wired Controller Plus - Super Mario
- PowerA Nintendo Switch Wired Controller Plus - Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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