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New Switch Joy-Con replacements will give you that extra wide grip

Hori’s new ‘Grip Controller’ is coming alongside Daemon X Machina

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Hardware maker Hori will release a pair of Joy-Con replacement controllers for Nintendo Switch later this year that will offer players a big honkin’ wide version of the console when played in portable mode. Called the Grip Controllers, Hori’s Joy-Con replacements will be released this fall alongside mech action game Daemon X Machina (hence the branded X button on the right controller).

Hori’s Grip Controller has a few nice perks: a cross pad-style directional pad, extra large analog controllers, and turbo buttons that fire five, 10, or 20 times per second. The third-party controllers look suited for Nintendo Switch owners with big hands who want to play shooters or other action-focused games on the go.

There are a few downsides to Hori’s controller. They’re only usable in portable mode, and there is no gyro sensor, no HD rumble, no near-field communication (NFC) functions, and no motion IR camera in the controller.

Hori’s Grip Controller will ship this September in Japan. It will cost 4,980 yen (about $45).

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