What you need to know
- The HORI Split Pad Pro is a pair of controllers for Nintendo Switch that offer extra buttons and a better grip than regular Joy-Cons.
- HORI recently revealed that three new Split Pad Pro colors would be releasing for the handheld console.
- The new colors are Transparent Black, Midnight Blue, and Volcanic Red.
- The Amazon pre-order page shows that the item will release on September 7, 2020.
In 2019, HORI released the Split Pad Pro Daemon X Machina Edition for Nintendo Switch around the same time that the game that it was designed after came to the console. These controllers feature larger buttons, a turbo button, extra back buttons, a large D-pad, and a much better handhold than what's supplied with regular Joy-Cons. It's important to note that these controllers do not feature internal batteries and as such, they only work when connected to the Switch console.
Now the company has revealed that three additional colors will be coming to Nintendo's hybrid gaming system next month: Transparent Black, Midnight Blue, and Volcanic Red.
Beef up your handheld experience with one of our NEW colors of the Split Pad Pro for Nintendo Switch.
Pre-orders coming soon! #HORI #Switch #SplitPadPro pic.twitter.com/M6KQQaIyRuBeef up your handheld experience with one of our NEW colors of the Split Pad Pro for Nintendo Switch.
Pre-orders coming soon! #HORI #Switch #SplitPadPro pic.twitter.com/M6KQQaIyRu— HORI USA (@horiusainc) August 10, 2020August 10, 2020
At the time of writing this, only the red version is currently available on Amazon for pre-order. HORI has not revealed an official release date, but if the Amazon listing is correct, then this Nintendo Switch accessory will release on September 7, 2020.
Mario's favorite color
These controllers slip on to the sides of your Nintendo Switch screen just like a regular pair of Joy-Cons. They're designed to give you a much better hold on your console. They don't feature internal batteries, so they only work when connected with the Switch.
Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.
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