Nintendo is taking another dip into the nostalgia well with new NES-style controllers for the Switch.
Nintendo will offer the new Switch controllers in pairs, as it does with its Joy-Con. Each controller in a set can be placed either side of the Switch to charge, and they’ll connect to the console wirelessly.
The aim is to provide Nintendo’s nostalgic fans with a throwback way to play the NES games that are set to be available as part of Nintendo Switch Online. When the $20/year service goes live on September 18, it’ll offer subscribers access to 20 NES games, with more expected to be available over the coming months.
Seeing as Nintendo’s NES Classic sold incredibly well, it makes perfect sense that Nintendo would launch these new Switch controllers. They look exactly as they did when the NES launched back in 1985.
Worth noting: Only subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online can purchase the controllers, which means buying them as a gift doesn’t seem like an option. Which is a bummer, because it limits their accessibility.
Nintendo’s website also notes that shipments for the controllers, which cost $59, won’t occur until mid-December. No doubt, availability will be hard to come by when the controllers officially launch.
Add magic to your living space with these string lights
String lights add personality and soft light to your living space. Here are some of the best.
Disguise your little one with the help of a themed costume
From avocado halves to hoppy bunnies, costumes speak to every child's unique spirit. And we've collected our favorite options.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Use a chess clock to keep track of move and play times
These chess clocks feature dual clocks for players to control their own timers, and loud alarms so everyone knows when time is up. These clocks can be used for other 2-person games, like checkers, that may benefit from a game timer.