Nintendo files with the FCC for a SNES controller compatible with the Nintendo Switch

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    It's been a long wait, but it seems like we're getting ever so much closer to playing Super Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch in an official format. A new update on the FCC indicates that Nintendo has filed the documentation for a wireless SNES controller, compatible with the Switch. The image on the FCC only shows the back of the controller, but it also shows the supposed model number--HAC-042--which is the naming scheme used for other official first-party Switch hardware. Next month marks a full year since Nintendo began offering their Nintendo Switch Online services, so the company could be preparing to give users a reason to re-subscribe to another year of NSO, in order to play Super Nintendo games. Previously, Nintendo released NES controllers compatible with the Nintendo Switch, which could be purchased by users that had an active subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

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  1. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

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    SNES VC is coming
     
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  2. Johnton

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    With Super Mario World and Pilot Wings as launch titles
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahah

    And then they'll give you Zelda AlttP and Metroid.
     
  3. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    No, first you get all the crap titles to play ;) and once and awhile a descent title :D
     
  4. Fatrat

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    doesnt matter what comes... i want this controller for SMM2
     
  5. DBlaze

    DBlaze I don't know what i'm doing.

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    With the NES thing I never understood why they release games so slowly, instead of basically just releasing the entire, or large part of, the library, or at least in large batches instead of what they do now. Are we supposed to be excited about being able to play a few old nes games every month?
    I honestly hope SNES won't be paid vc and will be included in the nintendo online sub.
     
  6. Johnton

    Johnton GBAtemp Regular

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    Dude... asking if you should get excited for playing old games... when most of you are paying for a service that's actually free in terms of emulation.... literally... with all the library of games...

    And now you're gonna pay for SNES titles that, yet again, can be played for free... and on top of it, restricted titles because NIntendo is kind of a bitch recently.
     
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  7. Dartz150

    Dartz150 GBATemp's Official Onii-chan™

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    they better do that or else no one is going to update their sub, unless ya know, people who play smash online.
     
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  8. iyenal

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    > Paying for a Nintendo Online subscription for that "because it's on Switch"
    Meanwhile on Wii you can almost play all the VC games from the NES to the Wii by the N64 for free
    > Human vulnerability or stupidity to marketing confirmed at its best point

    Nintendo Online is and will just stay a big joke
     
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  9. Taleweaver

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    They're...patenting their own snes controllers? :unsure:


    Hmm...

    *meanwhile, not that long ago with FCC*

    Nintendo (by mail): dear FCC. We hereby want to register our next prototype: a snes controller that'll be compatible with the switch.
    FCC: oooookay. Sure. Whatever you say. But why? You already own both the technologies for the snes controller and the switch.
    Nintendo: yes...and rather than do a traditional announcement or even a direct, we'll try the indirect approach: leave breadcrumbs around the internet so our fans will be more hyped as to what's to come.
    FCC: ah. Is that why you're only registering the back of your next prototype?
    Nintendo: damn right. We'll register the front when the hype train's in full swing. B-)
    FCC: erm...
    Nintendo: you've been...marketed. :tpi:


    (btw: document author: "F6996122" Does that mean nintendo is represented by inmates? :creep:)
     
  10. Dartz150

    Dartz150 GBATemp's Official Onii-chan™

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    Inb4 they only did this to sue 8BitDo SNES-like wireless controller :^)
     
  11. Potato Paste

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    Paying for console subscriptions for that "because it's on the [Console]"
    Meanwhile on PC you can almost play all the games from the Atari to the PS4 for free
    >Human vulnerability or stupidity to marketing confirmed at its best point

    Console gaming is and will just stay a big joke.

    fixed that for 4 u m8
     
  12. Essasetic

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    SNES games for Switch Online is finally happening. Emulation scene was ahead by like a year but better late than never Nintendo. N64 next maybe...?
     
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  13. Jiehfeng

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    Great idea, I might just get one myself for that. Hopefully it has HD rumble tho, I actually enjoy that.
     
  14. iyenal

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    thx m8 totally right
     
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  15. Sonic Angel Knight

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    This will be great for Super Mario Maker 2 And New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. :ninja:
     
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  16. wiewiec

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    It will be great if it will not be only for online scubscribers - I am not interested with this crap they offering now. Wonder if they also do analogs - it will be almost same as SN30 Pro :P
     
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  17. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Surprise for Rockman & Forte SFC in English for the first time translation ? Hope so! I doubt.
     
  18. Kadji

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    ...you know, I would laugh if it was not Nintendo we are talking about...
    *orders a batch of 8bitdo Controllers*
     
  19. Enryx25

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    Soooo
    September 2019: SNES
    September 2020: Gameboy?
     
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