8bitdo is a company that creates retro-inspired controllers for modern consoles. Their wireless controllers will work on the consoles themselves (with an adapter) and they will also work with modern-day consoles. Today they revealed their first controller designed specifically with the Switch in mind, the SNES30 Pro.
Once it goes on sale this fall, you’ll be able to use an SNES controller for your Switch games…..well, not exactly, but your hands won’t know the difference. Placement of buttons is the same, except the two thumbsticks have been added near the bottom and there’s an extra pair of shoulder buttons on the front side. It also has the same rumble feature and gyroscope controls the Switch Pro Controller does. The SNES30 Pro can replace Nintendo’s official controller completely if you prefer it. It will also work with PC and Mac games as a bonus.
Unfortunately, the sight of this controller managed to snap me out of my Metroid-induced blissful haze by reminding me Nintendo said absolutely nothing about the Virtual Console today. AARGH!