A lot of us miss having a D-pad with the Nintendo Switch, but those of you who really want one can invest in peripheral manufacturer HORI’s new left Joy-Con that comes with a good ol’ D-pad this July.
The “D-pad Con (L) for Nintendo Switch” works only on Handheld Mode. HORI is making it so players can have a better choice for playing fighting games, arcade archive titles, as well as old school games that you’ve played on D-pads in the past.
Having a D-pad on Switch sounds pretty sweet, but there are some drawbacks other than it only being usable in Handheld Mode. Here’s what’s missing from the standard Joy-Con:
- HD Rumble
- Player LED
- Sync Button
- SL Button
- SR Button
- Gyro Sensors*
*Still available on the right Joy-Con while in-game.
HORI’s D-pad Con (L) for Nintendo Switch is expected to release in Japan in July 2018 for the price of 2,480 yen plus tax.