Nintendo Switch Users Can Now Enjoy an Exclusive Sonic Addition to Their Console

Published 12/20/2021, 10:39 AM EST


HORI, the well-known gaming accessory maker, has just unveiled a delightful surprise for all Sonic the Hedgehog fans. The company has revealed a Nintendo Switch controller inspired by the beloved gaming character. Sonic, to this day, remains one of the most iconic gaming characters of all time and the new Sonic-inspired controller is simply stunning.

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The customized Nintendo Switch controller is officially licensed by SEGA and Nintendo. It features Sonic on both the sides of its screen, with the bigger illustration on the right side of the controller, which is paired with bold blue buttons. On the left, there’s the blue outlined sketch, which is paired with red buttons.

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Nintendo Switch, but with a Sonic inspiration!

With the new customized controller, the Split Pad Pro offers a great gaming experience. It has better ergonomics than the traditional JoyCons. However, the downside to it is that they will work only when attached to the Switch, and also don’t have the motion controls. Moreover, the new Nintendo Switch features assignable back triggers in order to provide custom gameplay; and also a Turbo function for all the advanced, competitive gamers.

The Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired Split Pad Pro Nintendo Switch controller is now available via Amazon for pre-order, and interested players can go for it.

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Elsewhere in the gaming arena, fans are currently excited for the next Sonic Frontiers game. It received an exclusive announcement teaser during The Game Awards event, earlier this month. The upcoming title is being developed by Sonic Team, while SEGA is publishing it. Frontiers will be the first Sonic entry to have an open-world setting, offering the players a vast area to explore in Starfall Islands. Speaking of the game’s development history, it initially began after the launch of Sonic Forces (2017).

The next installment will be a 3D platformer and an action-adventure title. Sonic Frontiers is set to make its debut on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Xbox One in late 2022.

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What do you think of the latest Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro controller? Also, what are your expectations for the next game in the Sonic franchise? Let us know in the comments section.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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