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Hori is releasing chunky Joy-Cons for Daemon X Machina

Mech brawler Daemon X Machina is getting some snazzy new controllers.

Hardware firm Hori has announced a chunky new pair of Joy-Cons. Rather than the slim look of the stock Switch pads, Hori's new controllers look more like someone took an old Xbox Duke controller, cut it down the middle, and glued it to a Switch.

They're aimed at people who want a more traditional gamepad for handheld mode. In particular, Hori has sold them as the perfect accessory for mecha-action fighter Daemon X Machina. The pad even comes with the slick black-red branding of Nintendo's stylish mecha title.

All the buttons are there, and more. The Daemon X Machina Joy-Con includes two extra bumpers on the grips, akin to the Xbox Elite and Hori's other offerings.

But there are a few trade-offs you might want to consider. Hori's Joy-Con lacks features HD Rumble and gyro controls, and the parts don't combine in a Joy-Con Grip. It also can't be overstated just how wide the assembled Switch ends up feeling.

The Daemon X Machine Joy-Con launches in Japan this September, with an asking price of roughly $136.

As far as unique mech gamepads go, however, there's only one king.

My precious.

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