If you’re worried about wearing out your Joy-Cons playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom over the next couple months, never fear. Hori has you covered with this gorgeous Tears of Kingdom-themed edition of its excellent Split Pad Pro , which costs $60 and releases August 31 (though that could be a placeholder date). Preorders are sold out at this time, but we imagine it’ll be available to order again.
The Hori Split Pad Pro is GameSpot’s current pick for best Switch controller for handheld-focused players, and for good reason: it gives you a full-sized, ergonomic controller experience in handheld mode. The buttons, the sticks, triggers, and D-pad are all much larger on the Split Pad Pro than they are on the stock Joy-Cons. So considering how cramped the standard Joy-Cons are, especially if you’ve got big hands, the ergonomics of the Split Pad Pro are a big relief.
On top of that you’ve got two remappable buttons on the back, and a turbo function. It lacks vibration and NFC support for Amiibo, though, and you can only use it in handheld mode–they don’t work as motion controllers or as solo Joy-Con for multiplayer.
For $60, you get all that wrapped in Tears of the Kingdom’s key art, reminding you of how you spent your whole summer exploring every nook and cranny of that world. It’s got beauty and comfort–what else could you need?
The Zelda-themed Split Pad Pro isn’t the only upcoming Hori product that celebrates Tears of the Kingdom: A new version of Hori’s Adventure Pack is up for preorder, too. For more Zelda products, check out our roundup of 50-plus Zelda accessories and collectibles.
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