When the Switch trailer was released back in October, people were immediately fascinated by the mini controllers now known as Joy-Con. However, nobody could have predicted just how much punch the little guys packed.

Revealed in the Switch presentation were a number of peripherals within the Joy-Cons. Perhaps most notable is the infrared camera located on the bottom of the right Joy-con, which can detect movement and depth, as well as minute shape differences, such as the difference between Rock, Paper, and Scissors.

Additionally, there is what Nintendo has described as “HD Rumble” in both Joy-Cons. The presenter used the example of ice falling into a glass as a way to describe it – if the Joy-Con was a glass, you could feel an ice cube rattling around in it, as well as new cubes falling into it and the glass filling with water.

And for anyone worried that the Joy-Cons aren’t big enough to be full controllers, have no fear! On the rail of each controller are mini L and R buttons, which also help the Joy-Cons attach to the console and grip.

Lastly, the Joy-Cons are fully equipped with high-tech motion controls that surpass anything we’ve seen before, as well as an NFC reader for amiibo support.

We’re looking forward to seeing how they implement the versatility of the Joy-Cons!

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Written by George Comatas

As a wannabe social media personality and professional in the world of sarcasm, George does his best to always adapt to the changing world around him. He considers himself a maverick: a true-to-heart gamer with the mind of a pop star. Whether this makes him revolutionary or a setback, he's yet to find out. But one thing’s for sure; he's one-of-a-kind.

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