For anyone tired of holding their Nintendo Switch Lite during marathon sessions of Link & # 39; s Awakening, 8BitDo has announced a new controller designed with 2D gaming and ultra portability in mind, yet it retains all the key switches.
The gamepad connects via Bluetooth and has two D-pads instead of thumbsticks, making it probably less than desirable for playing 3D titles, but ideal for Super Mario Maker 2 together with the NES and SNES games available on the Switch. The D-pads are accompanied by more than a dozen other controls, not least the mandatory A, B, X and Y buttons, as well as right and left shoulder bumpers.
It is probably worth noting that although the controller is designed to be compact, some people may question the idea of dragging a separate controller with their Switch Lite. The console is already designed for portable gaming with integrated controls and has no built-in standard to support the use of an external controller. So for gaming while on the move, the device must be propped up against something or played flat on a table with a kinked neck.
If that hasn't deterred you, or if you just want to use the cute controllers with your original Switch 8BitDo & # 39; s latest creation and can be ordered on Amazon for $ 24.99 and it will be on 30 sent in October. Units are made in the same yellow and turquoise colors as the Switch Lite. For people who don't own Switch Lite, but still find the controller attractive for gaming on other platforms, it also works with devices with Windows, macOS and Android, but not with iOS, like many of the company's other designs.