Samsung GamePad, Mobile Console out now for Galaxy range

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 04:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Samsung has come clean on the long-rumoured GamePad and Mobile Console app for its popular Galaxy range of Android smartphones.

GamesIndustry reports the GamePad connects via Bluetooth and has two analog sticks, a D-pad, four face buttons, two triggers and three function buttons. The peripheral is optimised for Android 4.3 and above, but works with all Android 4.1 Galaxy devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches in size.

The GamePad works in conjunction with the Mobile Console app, activated by hitting the pad’s Play button. The app serves as a launch pad for compatible titles.

GamePad and Mobile Console currently supports with 35 compatible games, with more to come. Confirmed titles include Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Asphalt8: Airborne, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Virtua Tennis Challenge, and Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame.

The GamePad is available now in some European territories, and will roll out to other regions in the next few weeks. No RRP has been touted, and I wasn’t able to turn up any retail listings with a cursory glance. If you’re in Europe or have a proxy set up you can probably check with Samsung itself; I, alas, am, geoblocked into the feeble Australian site.