Splatoon Themed Pro Controller Coming to the Nintendo Switch
Many Nintendo Switch owners are eagerly awaiting the release of Splatoon 2 later this summer. The trailers and beta tests have made the game look quite promising for both fans of the original Wii U title and newcomers alike. Given the competitive nature of the game, this was always likely to give a boost to sales of the Switch Pro Controller. Now, as an added bit of fanfare for players, Nintendo has confirmed that the Splatoon themed Pro Controller that was announced for Japan and European regions will indeed be coming stateside.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 6, 2017
The official Nintendo of America Twitter account made the announcement confirming that the Splatoon 2 edition Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will be available in the US on July 21st, alongside the release of the game. It is structurally the same as the standard Pro device with designs inspired by the kid/squid shooter. The grips at the bottom are colored neon green and pink, much like the previously announced neon green and pink Joy-Con set that has only been confirmed for Japan and Europe. This color scheme is meant to reflect the common neon pink and green player character colors.
The face of the controller also features a design containing Splatoon elements, such as ink splats and signage similar to the graffiti seen in the city seen in the game. It’s nice to see Nintendo bring this to the US audience as an added bit of celebration for one of their newer franchises. What do you guys think? Are you going to pick up the Splatoon themed Pro Controller? Let us know in the comments below!
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