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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.

 

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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.

 

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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
  • Accelerometer*
  • 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.

Sato
Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards. Editor-in-Chief @Siliconera

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