Since the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released over 30 years ago; many video game accessory manufacturers have created game accessories for Nintendo’s first home console and other classic systems.
However, the problem is that most of today’s video game accessory manufacturers only make cheap clones of the original classic controllers with next to nothing new, innovative or exciting hitting today’s accessory market. In a bid to solve this matter, Retro Fighters has announced plans to launch its first product, the world class Retro controller for NES and PC. The Retro Fighters controller for NES will be will be the first third-party controller to be completely compatible with the original NES, PC and aftermarket cartridge based NES systems.
“We’re not looking to replace the classic NES controller, we just wanted to create a whole new experience for the retro gaming community. The Retro Fighters Jab NES Controller is 100% compatible with NES, PC and most aftermarket NES cartridge based systems,” stated Retro Fighters Head of Product Development, Robert Lomeli.
“We felt strongly that it was important that the controller was universally compatible and worked straight out of the box, whether you’re playing on an aftermarket system, an original NES system or PC, just plug in and play.”
The next-gen styled controller has a completely updated and new look over the original NES controller. The Retro Fighters NES controller gets rid of the hard plastic shell and replaces it with a rubberized soft coating, which ensures the best user experience and a comfortable grip. The improved D-pad puts less stress on the thumbs with soft glossy UV coating and indented design. One of the biggest features is the new ergonomic layout of the B & A buttons. This allows for a more comfortable and engrossing experience.
B & A shoulder and trigger buttons are added and can be used in conjunction with analog sticks or the D-pad to allow for numerous button combinations making the controller versatile enough for any genre of game and all types of gamers. Finally a turbo function was added to the controller for games where a little extra help is needed.
The Retro Fighters Jab NES Controller has a release window of May 2016. Retro Fighters also plans to launch a completely redesigned N64 controller by the end of the year.
For more information on the Retro Fighters Jab NES Controller and Retro Fighters, please visit the company’s website.
What do you think of this announcement? Are you a video game collector? Do you still dust off your classic NES from time to time? If so, will you be picking up this controller? Let us know in the comments.