The official N64 controller for the Nintendo Swap has simply been restocked on the Nintendo eShop. This $49.99 controller lets you expertise N64 video games the best way they had been meant to be performed — with a giant grey controller with an awkwardly positioned central analog stick. This supply is unique to the Nintendo retailer and is barely obtainable to buy in case you’re a present Nintendo Swap On-line subscriber (Notice: you may solely entry the N64 video games with the acquisition of the Swap On-line Enlargement Pack).
In contrast to some restocks for the Xbox Sequence X or PlayStation 5, the tactic for buying this controller may be very easy. Simply register to your Nintendo account forward of time, click on “add to cart” and hope for the most effective. Shares of this controller go remarkably quick so don’t be shocked in case you see them change into unavailable
For the uninitiated, Nintendo Swap On-line is critical for accessing the web parts of a lot of titles together with Splatoon 2, Minecraft, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, simply to call a couple of. As an added bonus, a membership additionally contains entry to traditional NES and SNES too. An annual subscription to this service solely prices $19.99, nevertheless, to entry Nintendo’s on-line library of N64 titles, you’ll must subscribe to the Enlargement Pack as properly, which prices $49.99.
This re-release of the N64 controller is generally what you’ll bear in mind from the unique console, with some quality-of-life enhancements. Wi-fi connectivity that is rechargeable through USB-C and built-in rumble assist assist modernize this traditional controller however retains the traditional form. Whereas the general type issue of the N64 controller stays divisive in a contemporary context, the recognition of this controller is proof that nostalgia will win each time.