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Nintendo Switch N64 & Sega Genesis Controllers Feature Hidden Buttons & More

Nintendo fans have spotted some huge details on the new Nintendo Switch N64 & SEGA Genesis controllers, which will vastly improve the Nintendo Switch Online experience.

Recently, a rumor surrounding a new controller for the Nintendo Switch console was officially confirmed by Nintendo. In the latest Nintendo Direct, two new additions for the Switch console were introduced exclusively for Switch Online Subscribers, the N64 and SEGA Genesis controllers.

Nintendo Switch Adds Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis Controllers
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However, if you missed the most recent September Nintendo Direct, you can watch it here. Whilst the presentation had plenty of surprises, the most exciting announcement was unquestionably the addition of revamped retro controllers.

Similarly, with the new Nintendo Switch OLED console already being out of stock, many fans are looking to get their hands on some kind of alternative.

How to Pre-Order Nintendo 64 & SEGA Genesis Controllers for Switch Online
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Now it appears that the N64 & SEGA Genesis controllers have more features than originally thought. Whilst many believed the new controllers to be a faithful recreation, it appears that this is not the case. Although, fans will be happy to hear that this is definitely a positive.

Therefore, if you want to know how to pre-order the Nintendo 64 & SEGA Genesis controllers, we’ve got you covered.

N64 & SEGA Genesis Controller Buttons

Interestingly enough, it appears that the new Nintendo Switch N64 controller is harboring a subtle secret. Whilst the new Nintendo Switch N64 controller is completely wireless, other features have been added to the controller too.

After Nintendo released new high-res images of the controllers, some fans were able to spot the addition of new buttons.

Nintendo Switch Online Nintendo 64 SEGA Genesis Controller
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For those that have trouble with Joy-Con drift, the new N64 controller may interest you. Although, there is a simple way to fix Joy-Con drift permanently on the Nintendo Switch.

Now, thanks to the efforts of Nintendeal on Twitter, new hidden buttons have been spotted on both the N64 & SEGA genesis controllers.

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As you can see in the image above, the N64 controller will have ZR, Home, and Share buttons. Similarly, the SEGA Genesis controller will also feature the Home and Share button.

Additionally, the SEGA Genesis controller will also have a ‘Mode’ button, allowing players to switch between 3 & 6 button modes.

However, it is important to note that both controllers will also feature a USB-C connection, which is also present on Nintendo Pro controllers.

Switch N64
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So, what do you think of the new N64 & SEGA Genesis controller for the Nintendo Switch? If you’re wanting to get a more stable connection for Nintendo Switch Online, here is how to buy a new white Switch OLED dock with ethernet port.

Also, don’t miss out on the new announcement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which will have more free content in November.

Finally, check out our full recap of everything announced in the September 2021 Nintendo Direct.

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