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For Switch’s launch, HORI is making an official Nintendo-licensed adapter available. It plugs right into the Switch dock, and allows for a fast / stable wired online connection. You can pre-order the accessory here.

HORI will be releasing a bunch of Switch accessories, and it seems that they will also make their own microSD cards for the new Nintendo system. These new cards will have the Switch logo on them to assure consumers of their compatibility.

Cards will come in two formats: 16 GB and 32 GB. Japan will have both on launch day (March 3).


Update: And just like that, this has already been confirmed. Some non-sheet photos have now surfaced, so we’ve added those in below.

Original: Many accessories have already been announced for Switch. Strangely though, we haven’t heard much of anything from HORI. However, Twitter user DroidXAce appears to have gotten his hands on some materials showing that the company has plenty of items lined up for Switch.

You can see the full lineup below. Accessories range from Zelda: Breath of the Wild-themed skin sets and accessory packs to a fight stick and chargers. They’re not confirmed just yet, but I can’t imagine that someone would go the trouble of faking all of these images. That surely wouldn’t happen… right?

Note that these are all officially licensed by Nintendo.

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Nintendo and Hori are teaming up for three new 2DS pouches in Japan. One features Mario, another is based on Pokemon (featuring Pikachu and the starters), and the final one is for Animal Crossing. Each one is scheduled for December with a 1,780 yen price point.


HORI has three new Pokemon-focused accessories on the way for 3DS.

The Pikachu Pack Starter Kit arrives first, intended for use with the New 3DS XL. It features the following:

– Pikachu-themed Duraflexi protector, Game Card Case 6, System Skin and Cleaning Cloth
– Duraflexi Protector is flexible yet durable, protecting system from scratches and wear
– Game Card Case 6 holds up to 6 3DS or DS game cards

The Pikachu Pack Starter Kit arrives on October 11 for $20.

Two more accessories follow on November 18. Fans will be able to pick up a soft plush pouch based on Pikachu’s face that holds a New 3DS XL, 3DS, or DS. A Pokemon Sun/Moon pouch will also be available on the same day. Both of these are priced at $15.

Hori is readying two new Pokemon-based products for the New 3DS XL. A “Pikachu Premium Gold Protector” and “Pikachu Hard Pouch” (also holds other portables) are both tentatively scheduled for September 30. Pricing is set at $20 and $15 respectively.

Here’s what the protector offers:

  • Officially Licensed by Nintendo and Pokemon
  • Hard plastic protector fits perfectly to New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • Special metallic gold design
  • Protects system from scratches and wear
  • All ports and functions accessible when attached

And a rundown of the pouch:

  • Officially licensed by Nintendo
  • Featuring tactile rubber Pikachu artwork
  • Holds one NEW 3DS XL, 3DS XL, 3DS, DSi, or DSi XL system (not included), protecting the system from dirt and scratches
  • Features pockets to hold up to six 3DS or DS game cards
  • Includes a carrying strap and an elastic strap for securing the system


Update (5/6): Bumped to the top. GameStop now lists a July 31 release date for the controller. Additionally, the page says there are “limited quantities”.

Original (5/3): We reported yesterday that the Pikachu version of the Pokken Tournament controller would be heading to North America. GameStop has now followed up by opening online pre-orders here. Given the “Only at GameStop” label, this appears to be a retailer exclusive.

There’s also the May 7 release date that we previously mentioned. I’m still not convinced that the controller is coming out this week, but I suppose stranger things have happened!

Thanks to Corey A for the tip.

HORI has made several GamePad protectors for Wii U as of late, and another one is scheduled for launch in June. Amazon now has a listing up for a new one with a Pokeball theme, which is officially licensed by Nintendo and Pokemon.

This new HORI GamePad protector will set you back $14.99. It should be available starting on June 21.

Here are some additional photos:

A few days ago, HORI pulled back the curtain on a special Pikachu version of its Pokken Tournament controller for Japan. We weren’t sure at the time if it would be sold in North America, but now we have a clear answer.

A GameStop source tipped us off that the controller is now listed in the retailer’s database as “Wii U Pokken Pro Pad Pikachu”. Furthermore, it seems that pre-orders have opened. You can put down $5 at your local store to reserve the controller. It hasn’t appeared online as of now, but that should change at some point in the future.

GameStop lists a tentative May 7 release date in its database for the Pikachu version of the Pokken Tournament controller, though that can mean anything (not at all final). It’ll cost $29.99 at launch – just like the standard version.

Amazon has a listing up for a new Nintendo-licensed Animal Crossing 3DS pouch. It’s tentatively slated for May 31.

The pouch can hold a New 3DS XL, New 3DS, 3DS XL, or 3DS. It also has two pockets to hold Animal Crossing amiibo cards.

You can check out Amazon’s listing here.



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