8bitdo debuted a bunch of gaming controllers at E3 this week, but honestly, we only care about one. The Zero 2 is an adorable little Bluetooth controller that fits in the palm of your hand. Its compatible with all sorts of systems, including desktop computers and Android devices, but the size makes it perfect for playing the Nintendo Switch on the go. And as you can see by the classic color scheme above, the peripheral maker was clearly interested in evoking some serious Nintendo nostalgia, with a device that looks a lot like a Super Nintendo controller at first glance. The Zero 2 sports four number buttons, select, start and a D-pad on the front, with L and R buttons up top, flanking a microUSB port. All have a solid click to them, though the company didnt have a full operational unit we could play with (the controller isnt coming out until the end of the year). I suspect that the diminutive size means it wont be ideal for long gaming marathons, but it does beat having to hold the Switch for an extended period. Better still, it can be connected to a keychain, so youll never lose the thing. No pricing has been announced.
8bitdos retro-styled wireless Bluetooth controllers have already emerged as a natural fit for the Switch. (Theyll work with Windows, Android, and Macs, too.) This year at E3, the company unveiled a whole new lineup of controllers, and the coolest one is the Zero 2, a miniature Bluetooth controller thats so small it can fit on a keychain. The Zero 2 features all the buttons youd need to play full console games in its diminutive size, along with motion controls, making it a seemingly perfect companion for the Switch when it comes out during the holiday season this year. Also new is the N30 Pro 2, an updated version of the NES30 Pro controller that the company released last year, but it has new function buttons, vibration, and motion controls that should make it a more useful option. Lastly, theres the SN30 Pro+, which is 8Bitdos first take on a full-sized controller, complete with handles and proper triggers. It connects via Bluetooth, offers rumble, motion controls, and player icons, and it should be a pretty viable competitor to options like Nintendos own Pro Controller when it's released. All three controllers come in a variety of retro-themed Nintendo finishes, and they should be out during the holiday season later this year, although no price or final release date has been announced.