Hori releasing traditional controller-style Joy-Con replacements | Nintendo Wire

When it comes to controlling your Switch games, you have plenty of options from countless different manufacturers, thanks to the lack of restrictions on Nintendo’s part. Japanese company Hori has been at the forefront of giving people what they want, with GameCube-style controllers and a Joy-Con with a D-pad, but this next project is going all out.

Marketed specifically for Daemon X Machina, these new game pad style Joy-Con replacements make the Switch ridiculously wide but seem like a comfy option for those wanting better grip on the system in handheld mode. It has an extra button on the back, too, which you can assign any button to.

It’s worth noting, however, that the controllers aren’t equipped with HD rumble, NFC functionality, gyro, or the IR sensor.

The expected Japanese release date for the Grip Controller is September 2019.

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