Nintendo has delivered glorious colors over the years. Who could forget the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color in Atomic Purple? How about ? Or my personal favorite (because I actually own one) — the Japan exclusive Ice Blue DS Lite.
But when it came time for a new gamepad to celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch (), Nintendo came up with a rather simple design: Take the existing Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and… add a few licks of white and silver?
I guess that’s the Smash logo. Here’s what the original looked like:
Maybe the monochrome minimalist design works for you, but I’m with Luke on this one.
Nintendo hasn’t officially announced pricing for the controller yet, but we’re seeing preorders open at GameStop and Best Buy for $75 a pop. That’s already a $5 premium over the existing $70 Pro Controller, and that’s before you consider that Amazon has the original pad on sale for $63 right now.
They’ll all ship on Dec. 7, which is also the release date for the game.