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Astro teams with Nintendo for gorgeous Breath of the Wild headset

But it’s not available until Holiday 2018

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Astro Gaming, the headset makers, have shown off their first unit developed in partnership with Nintendo — an A10 headset for Nintendo Switch whose design is taken from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Here’s a closer look:


Unfortunately for Zelda fans, this will not be available until the holidays. But it presages other Nintendo-themed peripherals that Astro says are on the way, including more headsets, speaker tags and other accessories. The two announced a multi-year partnership back in April.

Apparently that will include headsets themed for Super Mario Bros.:


And for Super Mario Bros. 3:


And another for the original Legend of Zelda:


Finding a good headset for Nintendo Switch can be difficult, mainly because the Switch routs chat through a mobile app. But the Breath of the Wild A10 will feature full chat capability on Switch “with a new discreet chat cable,” according to a news release. The unit has an omnidirectional mic and memory foam ear cushions.

Price was not mentioned, but Astro’s standard A10 headsets usually go for $59.99 and a Call of Duty-branded headset is currently $69.99.

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