8bitdo Announces Release Date for SNES Nintendo Switch Controllers, Open for Pre-Orders Now
While some Nintendo fans will soon be able to take a nostalgic trip back to the ’90s with next week’s release of the Super NES Classic Edition, their current home/portable hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, is noticeably missing experiences that harken back to the era of the SNES. Earlier this year, we reported on a new SNES and Super Famicom-inspired wireless Bluetooth controllers that work with the Switch by 8bitdo, who have produced several retro-inspired controllers in the past. Now, the company has announced the release date for their new Super Famicom and SNES Nintendo Switch controllers, and has made them available for pre-order.
8Bitdo has updated the page on their official website for their new SN30 Pro and SF30 Pro controllers, which are modeled after the designs of the original SNES and Super Famicom versions, respectively. They have officially confirmed that the release date for these new peripherals will be December 10th, 2017. 8Bitdo made them both available for pre-order on Amazon. These new Pro models include twin joysticks, a feature missing from the previous 8Bitdo SNES and Super Famicom-style controllers, allowing for greater compatibility with standard console games.
Aside from Nintendo Switch, these Bluetooth controllers also work with PC games (including Steam) and mobile games. There is an optional $6 mobile phone stand that can physically mount a smartphone on the SN30 Pro or SF30 Pro. With the added bonus of 18 hours of battery life after 1-2 hours of charging, you’ve got quite a retro marvel here to add life to your Switch. Make your pre-order here! What do you guys think about these new Super Famicom and SNES Nintendo Switch controllers? Let us know in the comments below!
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