New Nintendo Switch controller could be announced this week

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An FCC application originally requested privacy for six months

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Nintendo may reveal a new game controller for the Nintendo Switch as soon as this week, according to a list from the US government.

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Earlier this month, it was reported that Nintendo had filed a product application to the FCC for a “game controller” requesting privacy for six months. The product includes the “HAC” prefix used for Nintendo Switch hardware.

However, as reported VGCIn a new filing yesterday (Sept. 21), the FCC said that “short-term confidential” information relating to the peripheral, such as pictures and diagrams, would be made available Friday, Sept. 24.


Nintendo Switch. credit: Nintendo

If accurate, it could mean that Nintendo will officially announce this controller before the FCC makes images of the product public this Friday.

If Nintendo makes an official announcement this week, it could also be part of Nintendo Direct, which will take place in September, as a presentation from the company for the past five consecutive Septembers.

As for which controller it might be, fans speculate that it could be the N64 controller to coincide with rumored plans to add that console’s library to Switch online. It was also reported that Game Boy games may also come to the subscription service.

The VGC also noted that a placeholder diagram, which is currently blank, in addition to the label indicating where the FCC’s certification label should go, is sized and placed in a way that is roughly N64. Matches the design of the controller.


elsewhere, Alan Wake Remastered Nintendo may come to Switch after gaining ratings in Brazil.

The remaster was confirmed for the PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms, and was shown during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021.

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