Nintendo might have a brand new wi-fi controller within the works primarily based on this FCC listing the company filed Thursday (via Vooks). The brand new machine has obtained the mannequin quantity HAC-043, which, if it issues, is one mannequin quantity increased than Nintendo’s wi-fi SNES controller from 2019.

Nintendo submitted a 180-day request for confidentiality to the FCC on July twenty sixth that hides extra revealing particulars of the machine, like photographs and precise schematics. However there are nonetheless a couple of particulars to share. The machine is wi-fi and makes use of Bluetooth, and it seems to attract extra energy at 3.5mW than the Joy-Con’s 2.7mW. FCC label placement, which might typically reveal a bit extra of how a tool really seems, additionally suggests no matter it’s can be a departure from the only label that Pleasure-Con use.

Two labels on a really mysterious rectangle.

Some speculate the brand new controller may replicate one other previous console’s controller just like the wi-fi SNES controller did for the SNES. Possibly Nintendo may lastly pull the set off on a wi-fi N64 or GameCube controller for much more retro gaming?

There’s additionally the opportunity of a brand new Professional Controller to go together with the OLED Nintendo Change coming in October. Nintendo has been tight-lipped about what Pleasure-Con revisions will include that new console — particularly refusing to say if it fixes Pleasure-Con drift — however possibly there’s one thing within the works.

Both method, given Nintendo’s observe file, it’s protected to anticipate the surprising. The corporate does, and largely will get away with doing, no matter it needs. It randomly added Bluetooth audio help to the Change by way of a software program replace simply this week, after years of pleading from players. A brand new controller may very well be as thrilling and odd as Nintendo Labo or as bog-standard as a barely tweaked model of the Professional Controller.


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