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A common criticism fans have with the left Joy-Con is that it doesn’t feature a “proper” D-Pad, only four disconnected buttons since it also has to serve as its own full controller if used separately. Accessory manufacturer HORI is now attempting to fix that problem by releasing a left Joy-Con with an actual D-Pad.

However, there are some major caveats. Like the Pro Controller alternative that HORI released previously, this Joy-Con lacks most of the tech of the first-party Joy-Con, such as HD rumble, gyro sensors and an accelerometer. What will likely be a dealbreaker for many though is that it has no bluetooth functionality. This means that it can only be used when connected to the Switch in handheld mode, but not when used separately or in the Joy-Con Grip.

This special left Joy-Con will be released in Japan in July. It’ll cost 2,480 Yen.

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HORI announced a new USB hub stand for Switch last week. With it, users can charge the device while playing in tabletop / portable mode and also use USB attachments.

Play-Asia has now opened pre-orders for the hub stand. You can reserve the accessory here.

HORI preparing a USB hub stand

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Seen in the image above, HORI is releasing a cool-looking USB stand for portable mode.

It is meant to charge your Switch if it’s plugged in, as well as add four USB ports to the system. This will allow wired classic controllers to plug in on the go! And keyboards for whatever reason? But also GameCube controller adapters! Anything your imagination can conjure.

The USB hub is slated to hit the market in May. May-be you will get one.


HORI is making a new accessory for the New 2DS XL. Later this month, the Pikachu Premium Protector will be releasing. It features two pieces that will protect your system, highlighted by aspecial gold finish for premium accents.

The Pikachu Premium Protector for the New 2DS XL should be available on November 30. You can pre-order it on Amazon here.

Amazon added in a listing this week for a new officially-licensed Super Mario Odyssey Accessory Set for Switch. It includes a soft pouch, game card case with carabiner, silicone Joy-Con grips, and analog caps.

Amazon is taking pre-orders for the set here. It’s tentatively slated for November 27.

Below are a few photos:

HORI made it known that a Fighting Commander controller would be released with the Super Famicom a few weeks ago. That same controller has been confirmed in North America.

Amazon’s listing shows the the SNES Classic Edition Fighting Commander wireless controller is arriving later this week. It has turbo functions for each button as well as a slow-motion function, plus a six-button layout.

Amazon seemed to open pre-orders early today for a very brief period, but sold out. GameStop does have it here and will apparently begin shipping immediately.

HORI is preparing yet another Switch-branded microSD card for Switch. A 128GB version will be going on sale in Japan next month. Pricing will be set at 14,018 yen.

As many of you know, HORI has released a few other microSD cards for Switch as well. These include 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options. Perhaps we’ll see a 256GB version next?

When the Super Famicom Mini launches in Japan early next month, HORI will be putting out a special controller. The Fighting Commander controller was popular back in the day, and a new version is being created for the system.

The Fighting Commander for the Super Famicom Mini uses a 2.4GHz frequency automatic switch method so you can leisurely play without having to worry about the cord. It has two levels of Slow Motion Switch. If this Slow switch is set to 1 or 2, it will cause the game to be in a slow motion mode where it will continuously pause. There are also switches to activate Turbo or Hold mode for each of L, R, Y, X, B, and A buttons. It can launch a turbo of 24 presses per second.

The Fighting Commander controller for the Super Famicom Mini will be available on October 6. Pricing is set at 2,678 yen.


Now that it’s been released, HORI’s Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa Fight Stick for Switch is beginning to appear in the wild. Get a closer look at it in the video below.

When Pokken Tournament originally came to Wii U, HORI produced a unique controller for the game. The company will be giving the same treatment to Pokken Tournament DX, which is on the way to Switch.

The Pokken Tournament DX Pro Pad Wired Controller has been officially licensed by Nintendo and Pokemon, and features a design based on the game’s arcade cabinet controller. It comes fitted with a 9.8 ft cable.

Pre-orders for the controller are open on Amazon here. It launches on Septemebr 22.

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