Nintendo Switch Gets a Fighting Game Peripheral

The timing is perfect as the first fighter for the Switch comes out later this month.

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The release of Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch is coming later this month, and if fighting game fans were a bit concerned about how the game would play with Joy-Cons or a Pro controller, they can worry no longer.

Peripheral developer HORI tweeted about its new fight stick (via Nintendo Everything) for the Switch, called the Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa. They are mum at this point on details, cost and when it will be available, but hopefully it will be available sometime before Ultra Street Fighter 2 is released on May 26.

HORI also has versions of the fight stick for other consoles, so it is likely that many of the features for those will carry through to the Switch version, including a headphone jack. When they came out in Japan late last year, those versions ran around $158, so a similar price should be expected. 

As for Ultra Street Fighter 2, the game adds Evil Ryu and Violent Ken to the roster and a couple of new game modes.

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    May 3, 2017 11:12 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Nintendo Switch Gets a Fighting Game Peripheral

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      May 4, 2017 8:47 AM

      Man, I dunno, I'm sure it's cool, but $150?

      And you'd probably want two if you have friends over that are gamers, so now you're at $300 just for two joysticks that use the exact same technology as a regular $60 controller, just stamped out bigger.

      I've owned only a couple arcade style joysticks like this, one for the original Nintendo, and one around PlayStation1 era.

      Neither was anywhere near $150, even with inflation.