Because nostalgia often makes it possible to make the pockets of gullible players and / or with a significant purchasing power, the Kyoto manufacturer is taking advantage of the recent update of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription to offer new thematic controllers, including that of the Mega Drive.
The case had been known since last October: with the extension “Additional Pack” of Nintendo Switch Online, the company finally gave in to the demands of players, by offering (for a fee) to add certain games from the game libraries Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive. And because players are known to draw their payment cards faster than lightning, Nintendo announced the opening of pre-orders to get the replica of the controller of discord, pending the sequel.
The war of the three
Here it is: the replica of the Mega Drive controller is now available for pre-order for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, as the manufacturer has just announced.
As for the Nintendo 64 version, the Mega Drive controller will be billed at 49.99 euros, excluding shipping costs. At this price, the European players that we are will have to be satisfied with the three front buttons, where the Japanese players will benefit from the luxurious (and much more logical) version with six buttons. Did you say Street Fighter II ‘Special Champion Edition? And Nintendo to specify:
Up to two SEGA Mega Drive controllers can be connected to a single Nintendo Switch console for local multiplayer, and one SEGA Mega Drive controller can be used per console for online play.
Apart from the SEGA Mega Drive – Nintendo Switch Online software, this controller can also be used as a Nintendo Switch Pro controller, but some titles may not be compatible due to the button layout.
On the other hand, it will not take too long to get this shot of nostalgia billed ruby on the nail, since Mega Drive controllers are currently only available in limited quantities. To the best of my mind …