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snakebyte group has revealed the Wireless Game:Pad S Pro for the Nintendo Switch, a professional grade controller that becomes the first third-party alternative to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

The controller has been designed to connect wirelessly to the Nintendo Switch with the same Bluetooth technology as the Joy-Con, and, in the peripheral manufacturer’s words, “offers the precision control of an authentic console game pad, without sacrificing the ease of connectivity and low-latency” that players have come to enjoy.

There are other aspects that they are keen to point out, such as the high-quality analog thumbsticks, digital d-pad, dual-vibration motors that deliver enhanced haptic feedback, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, and a user-assigned turbo function.

There’s also talk about an integrated Capture Button, although, unless I have missed it, I can’t see it on the early product shots.

“After its impressive start at retail, Nintendo Switch has continued to capture the imagination of gamers worldwide and snakebyte are excited to deliver a truly authentic console game pad for those serious about gaming performance,” enthuses snakebyte USA CEO Nick Repenning.

“snakebyte enjoyed a successful launch for the Switch thanks to being first to market with a range of quality peripherals for the console and we’re excited to build upon this success with the Wireless Game:Pad S Pro, one of the first Bluetooth controllers to launch, and a product that we believe enhances the Switch experience.”

snakebyte will also release a wired version of the controller, for those less bothered about a wireless connection.

The Wireless Game:Pad S Pro for the Nintendo Switch will become available worldwide later this year.



Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.