Nintendo Switch SNES Controller Revealed Via New Patent
There’s been an interesting rush of patents lately from the big three. Just yesterday, a new Microsoft patent was discovered that suggested that a new Xbox mobile device was in the works, which would clip around a user’s smartphone to turn it into another controller. Now, it looks like Nintendo is joining the fun, as a new Nintendo patent has been uncovered that suggests that a SNES controller for the Nintendo Switch is now in development.
The news comes by way of Resetera user Link83, who discovered an unreported FCC filing for a ‘Wireless Game Device’ that has a similar shape to the SNES controllers of old, complete with the Nintendo logo stamped on the back. The “HAC” model number specifically refers to Nintendo Switch hardware and accessories.
While the prospect of having an SNES controller usable with the Nintendo Switch is exciting enough, the very possibility of this controller suggests that we may soon be getting SNES games playable on Nintendo’s portable console, likely as part of its Nintendo Online virtual library. About a year ago, Nintendo released an NES controller for the Switch when it began launching NES games, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if they were doing the same thing here with SNES. Here’s hoping we’ll get an official confirmation soon, perhaps at Gamescom 2019, which begins on Tuesday, August 20.
So, thoughts on the possibility of the Nintendo Switch getting SNES games? Which ones would you like to see appear on the console first? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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