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Xbox One gets new 'shadow' controllers this month

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Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Microsoft is releasing some more unique wireless controllers for the Xbox One: a pair of special edition "shadow" gamepads, the company announced today.

The shadow design is marked by a gradient that fades from a color at the top of the controller to black at the bottom. The "Dusk Shadow" gamepad goes from blue to black, while the "Copper Shadow" controller goes from, well, copper to black. Like all the Xbox One controllers manufactured since last June, these units include a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom.

Microsoft is selling these special edition controllers at a premium — they're both available for pre-order starting today for $69.99, $10 more than the price of a standard Xbox One gamepad. Customers in the U.S. will be able to purchase them from the Microsoft Store. The controllers will also be available at specific retailers: GameStop for the Copper Shadow unit, and Best Buy ("for a limited time," according to Microsoft) for the Dusk Shadow one.

Both controllers will begin rolling out later this month in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil, and in April worldwide.

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