PowerA reveals new Princess Zelda themed controller

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    PowerA have revealed a new model of their 'Enhanced Wireless Controller' for Switch, featuring artwork from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It comes with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a $50 controller, such as motion controls and Bluetooth connectivity. Curiously though, it has no rumble functionality. As with most third-party controllers, it lacks Pro-Controller luxuries such as the NFC capability and HD Rumble. Its release date isn't known, but it's up for pre-order alongside currently available designs.

    We've previously reviewed PowerA's wired Switch controllers, but these lacked many of the features here, such as motion controls, remappable buttons, and of course, the wireless functionality.

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  1. Daisy
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    Not a fan of the metallic D-Pad, but other than that, I love this design. The PowerA controllers I've reviewed have all been quality, too, so hopefully this'll follow suit. Wasn't too interested in this before since the other designs looked kinda bland to me.

    Couldn't help but notice an 'exclusive to Walmart' Mario Bros. 3 controller design in there, and damn that looks nice too... With it being Walmart exclusive, though, I guess I'm out of luck though since I live in the UK... ;_;
     
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  2. Bladexdsl

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    April fools is over :P
     
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  3. linuxares

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    It looks really nice, to nice to use.
     
  4. hug0-a7x

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    "Good"
    Zelda - Wand of Gamelon
     
  5. Viri

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    The fuck is up with that D-pad color?
     
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    Yeah, it really clashes with the rest of it. It's a shame, because otherwise it looks great.
     
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  7. DANTENDO

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    When you use the controller wonder if her eyes open:lol:
     
  8. Something whatever

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    The D-pad really clashes with the theme
     
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  9. Asia81

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    blue color of shrine (i guess)
     
  10. Viri

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    I assume it's to represent the color of a Sheikah slate eye color, but it's still fugly.
     
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    suppose to give the illusion of the blue glow
     
  12. kumikochan

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    Price is a bit steep. Has no rumble, no NFC and works on batteries you have to provide yourself and that all for 50. Price is way 2 high
     
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  13. pizzaman2893

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    "has all the bells and whistles" "doesn't have hd rumble"

    Choose one.
     
  14. Daisy
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    Yeah I'm leaning towards this too, similar to their wireless Gamecube controllers. The battery thing really hurts. I don't really mind the lack of rumble, though.
     
  15. Exaltys

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    If they wanted a metallic dpad they should have went with gold. You know, like the Triforce.
     
  16. Daisy
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    They did that with their wired Zelda ones and it still didn't look stellar, tbh. Looks okay with the black controllers though, I guess.
     
  17. Reploid

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    generic knock off controller, but with a print. big deal
     
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  18. Vorde

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    Only 3rd party controllers worth owning are usually Hori and 8BitDo because their quality control is great, and they seem to care about their products
     
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  19. DANTENDO

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    Should of priced it 10 quid more if extra costs needed and the white part could of Been a picture of hyrule field
     
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