Today, Nintendo officially announced its decision to bring its Splatoon 2 Edition Pro Controller for the Switch to North America by way of a listing on one of its official Twitter accounts. According to the post, the Splatoon 2 Pro Controller is set to launch alongside the game on July 21, 2017, when it releases worldwide for the Big N’s relatively new console.
As seen in the tweet from Nintendo and the two complementary images below, Splatoon 2 fans can take note of the box art, as well as a front and back view of what the Pro Controller will look like. The two grips feature neon pink and green colors, while the body itself is decorated with a plethora of different black paint splatter designs that contrast against the peripheral’s dark gray hue, but unfortunately, the company failed to disclose an exact price of the item.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 6, 2017
For those unaware, the Splatoon 2 controller was originally unveiled last month during the Japanese broadcast of the ARMS-focused Nintendo Direct, which also had the company reveal other accessories related to the colorful paint-based shooter. To be specific, the Big N also detailed neon pink and green Joy-Cons, as well as Nintendo Switch bundle containing the game. As of yet though, it remains to be seen if these other Splatoon 2-related items will come to the US, but considering the announcement of the Pro Controller above, it seems likely they will eventually get released stateside.
All things considered, with a plethora of accessories inspired by Splatoon 2 on the way, it looks like Nintendo is putting heavy stock in promoting the title as its next major landmark release for the Switch. With this surely being the case, fans should expect to see the game covered heavily during Nintendo’s E3 2017 presentation next week, especially since the company has planned a tournament for the multiplayer title that will take place during the event.
Splatoon 2 is set to release on July 21, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.
Source: Nintendo of America – Twitter