On September 18th, Nintendo announced that a new Switch controller would be releasing in October in collaboration with Capcom. The controller is being designed with the upcoming release of Monster Hunter Rise in mind, which is set to launch on the Switch on March 26th, 2021. The new controller will feature a Monster Hunter-themed design, as well as the colors and logos of both Nintendo and Capcom. In terms of functionality, the new controller will be very similar to the Switch Pro Controller, featuring the same button layout and ergonomic design. The only real difference is that the new controller will have a dedicated button for capturing screenshots and gameplay footage. The new controller will retail for $29.99 USD and will be available for purchase both online and at select retailers. For those interested in picking up the new controller, it will be releasing on October 8th, just over a month from now.
Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing a new Switch Pro Controller to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. The controller itself is mostly standard, with a gray Malzeno emblazoned across the front. The Malzeno is a monster that is appearing for the first time in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, making it a fitting choice to appear on the controller. The controller will be launching on June 30th, the same day as Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. For fans of the Monster Hunter series, this will be a great way to enhance their experience with the new expansion.
In early 2021, Capcom released a new Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch tied to MH Rise. The controller featured a Malzeno on the face, and was well-received by fans of the series. Recently, Capcom announced a second Pro Controller in this same style, but instead of a Malzeno appearing on the face, it contains a Magnamalo. If you’re someone who happened to purchase that first Pro Controller tied to MH Rise then adding this second one to your collection could make for a cool comp. Given that both controllers are officially licensed by Capcom, they should work well together and provide a great way to show off your love for the series.
I’m really impressed with the new Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. The build quality is excellent and it feels great in my hands. The button layout is perfect for me and the shoulder buttons have a nice, tactile feedback. The Joy-Cons are great for quick, on-the-go gaming but for longer sessions, I much prefer the Pro Controller. It charges via USB-C which is awesome and the battery life seems to be pretty good so far. Overall, I think this is a great addition to the Switch ecosystem and I’ll definitely be picking one up for myself. Thanks for reading!