8BitDo have revealed their latest Bluetooth controller, the aptly named ”8BitDo Ultimate C Bluetooth Controller’.
Unveiled on Twitter this afternoon, the new controller is described as ‘simplified, with the same ultimate quality now with an ultimate price’.
8BitDo’s latest creation is compatible with Nintendo Switch and features a raft of exciting features including 6-axis motion control, non-linear Digital Triggers and an impressive battery life.
The 8BitDo Ultimate C Bluetooth Controller will be available in Pink, Blue and Orange and will sport texture grips. Perfect for when your sweaty hands could let you down as you battle Lynels in Tears of the Kingdom.
Elsewhere the controller features the Classic D-pad, returning from the 2022 Ultimate Controller, Double-shot buttons and Non-linear Digital Triggers. 8BitDo describe the latter as being ‘clicky and comfy’, delivering an experience that ‘feels exactly as you remembered it’. Sounds perfect for us retro gamers then!
You can check out more shots of the 8BitDo Ultimate C Bluetooth Controller in the shots below.
8BitDo Ultimate C Bluetooth Controller Specifications
- Compatible with Switch 3.0.0 or above.
- Wired USB.
- Wake-on-shake. 6-axis motion control.
- Rumble Vibration.
- Non-linear Digital Trigger.
- Double-shot buttons.
- Classic D-pad.
- Grip texture.
- Dimensions: 146.6mm x 103.5mm x 61mm
- Weight: 205g
- 480mAh Li-on rechargeable battery.
- 16 hours play time from 2 hours charging time.
- Includes USB cable and instruction manual.
We’re big fans of the 8BitDo controllers here at Retro Dodo and we’re excited to get our hands on their latest creation. If it’s anywhere near as good as the Ultimate Controller for PC and Switch, we’ll certainly enjoy getting our mitts on it’s textured grips later this month.
Personally, I’m going to go for the pink version. Not only because I don’t already own a pink controller, but I think it will add to the immersion when I work my way through the later levels of Kirby and The Forgotten Land!
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Theo first fell in love with gaming when he sped through Green Hill Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog back in 1991. Theo has previously provided reviews, news coverage and articles for The Games Cabin and enjoyed producing comedic Let’s Plays on his own personal YouTube channels.
A huge Kingdom Hearts and Metal Gear fan, Theo enjoys deep gameplay mechanics and complex storylines. A completionist by nature, Theo has earned over 140 platinum trophies including top digital trinkets for Stardew Valley, The Witness, Bloodborne and a plethora of GTA games.
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