Is this Nintendo’s new controller?!
The photos were posted to reddit earlier today by user perkele37 who claims that the slightly odd, football shaped controllers are for the dev-kit of the new system.
He also goes on to tease us with a few other small details regarding these…. things….
• Only the upper ‘nubs’ of the sticks move.
• The rollers on the top feel and look pretty much identical to a mouse scroll-wheel.
• Haptic feedback feels like Apples ‘taptic’ engine. Not like regular rumble.
• 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom
The photos are eerily similar to another ‘leaked’ photo that was posted by gaming website Dual Pixels, last week.
Rumours regarding the Nintendo NX’s attempt at being a hybrid of both a portable and home gaming console have been very popular for months. Is this Stewie Griffin shaped controller the ‘portable’ aspect of the system? Could it perhaps dock into a home console controller, for use on the actual console, then plug into a portable controller to be taken away from the house?
Interestingly, late in 2015, NintendoLife ran a story claiming they had found a Patent filed by several Nintendo employees that shows an elliptical controller.
One thing is for certain. E3 can’t come soon enough.