HORI has just revealed the latest additions to their incredible third-party Nintendo Switch controller line, the Split Pad Compact.
The Split Pad Compact actually released back in December of 2022 in a variety of fun colors and two unique Pokemon themed designs.
Those designs featured Gengar and Pikachu & Mimikyu in the new Split Pad Compact shape that was HORI’s smaller alternative to the Split Pad Pro. Surely we don’t need to tell you that we were bigtime fans of those.
But if you have not yet picked up your own Split Pad Pro, there are two new retro themed designs that might give you reason to make the jump.[Found on NintendoLife]
Split Pad Compact
It has just been announced that HORI will soon offer Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man editions of their Split Pad Compact controllers.
The benefit of using a Split Pad controller on your Nintendo Switch is the added ergonomics, full d-pad, turbo functionality, and programmable back buttons.
These additions are certainly a wonderful improvement for those who play a lot of retro games and want to play for long periods of time.
And of course… any fan of Sonic or Pac-Man will be quite happy with these new designs coming from HORI.
If you have been a reader of Retro Dodo for a while, then you probably know that we are big Sonic fans, so that’s certainly going to be our choice of the two.
HORI controllers have made several appearances on our site over the years, including two spots on the best Nintendo Switch controllers.
We can absolutely see the new Split Pad Compact making its way on our future updated list.
The new HORI Split Pad Pro designs will be coming soon to Amazon. And we will update this article once those listings are live.
The release date is expected to be October 2, 2023 and each controller set will sell for $59.99usd.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.