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New Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Controller Announced

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players on the Nintendo Switch will soon have a new way of playing thanks to the latest controller design from PowerA! The controller has a Nook, Inc.-inspired design and is an officially licensed Nintendo product. The Nook, Inc. Enhanced Wireless controller will apparently launch on April 1, and pre-orders are currently available on Amazon for $ 49.99. Animal Crossing players are all too familiar with the Nook, Inc. pattern scheme from New horizons, and this controller channels that look pretty good. It also offers a more subtle design compared to some of the previous Animal Crossing controller options!

An image of the controller can be found below.

Animal Crossing Switch controls
(Photo: PowerA)

For those unfamiliar with the PowerAs Enhanced Wireless Controller, the company offers an alternative to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. PowerA’s design has lower MSRP, with some compromises, as a result. In particular, the controller does not offer Rumble features or amiibo support. As such, players wishing to use the upcoming Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration amiibo cards must do so while the console is in portable mode, or with a Pro controller. However, those who do not use amiibo are unlikely to miss the feature.

The PowerA controller has “imaginable advanced game buttons.” They do not appear on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, but they are a standard option on PowerA controller releases. The extra buttons give players some customization options, which can appeal to Animal Crossing players. The button mapping remains in the controller’s memory, even after it is disconnected from the system. More information can be found on PowerA’s website here.

Since the game’s release just over a year ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has proven to be one of the biggest success stories on the Nintendo Switch. The Animal Crossing series has always been popular with Nintendo, however New horizons has far surpassed its predecessors. That success has led to greater support from Nintendo, and it looks like the game will continue to see new elements and features added in the foreseeable future!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.

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