Following rumors from earlier this year, Hori has officially confirmed that it will be releasing a fight stick for the Nintendo Switch hybrid console.
From the announcement, the fight stick will be a different version of the company’s latest Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa iteration, designed to be compatible with the Nintendo Switch system.
No further details have been disclosed, but it is safe to assume that the fight stick will retain the same features that others have been enjoying on their consoles. It should also be similarly priced at just over $150.
【情報初公開！】「リアルアーケードPro.V HAYABUSA for Nintendo Switch」の
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The goal of the burly accessory is to help owners of the newly released console who prefer the “traditional” style of playing brawlers. The statement is of course in reference to the upcoming spring release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, which will be exclusive to the platform.
A release window has not been cited but we’re hoping that the fight stick will hit markets around the same time when Ultra Street Fighter II launches. Hori will probably delve into more specifics about its upcoming product in the coming weeks.
In the mean time, it has updated its store to list various accessories for the Nintendo Switch. This includes a car charger for the console, a LAN adapter, protective filters, game card cases, and a handy pouch to carry the hand-held device in.
As for Ultra Street Fighter II, the fighting game community is not happy to see Capcom fall back to platform exclusivity. According to game producer Yoshinori Ono, the revitalized classic title could come to other platforms if it sells well on the Switch.
It is widely assumed that the developer will end up breaking its exclusivity deal and releasing the game for other platforms, regardless of whether Ultra Street Fighter II sells well on Nintendo’s console or not.