A third-party hardware maker is producing a joy-con peripheral with a traditional D-Pad for the Nintendo Switch.
The device is manufactured by Hori and will replace the left Joy-Con controller.
According to Famitsu, the peripheral will trade the motion-sensing capabilities of a typical Joy-Con for the D-pad, making it useful for those with serious ambitions in Switch fighting games that demand precise inputs.
The Joy-Con with D-Pad, via Famitsu
However, it looks like the controller won’t be able to transmit a wireless signal to the tablet while undocked from the Switch, so the device is only seemingly usable in portable mode.
The Hori D-Pad peripheral will debut in Japan this July, retailing for 2,678 Yen, which is around £18/€20/$25/.
Hori is known for producing a range of Nintendo Switch accessories as well as controllers including carry cases and play stands. Check out more of their peripherals in our Nintendo Switch accessories guide.
If you fancy a more D.I.Y approach, check out IGN’s in-depth tutorial on how to attach a D-pad to your Joy-Con’s from the comfort of your home.
Dataminers recently revealed a number of clues referencing a potential hardware update for the Switch found in the latest 5.0 firmware update.
Jordan Oloman is a Freelance Writer for IGN, waiting for that elusive Resident Evil 4 Switch chainsaw controller. Follow him on Twitter.