It’s not a Switch Pro, but it’s enough. Nintendo is releasing one just in time for the launch of the ink shooter in September turn 3-themed Switch OLED on August 26th. It costs $360, and if you haven’t already upgraded to the newer model, now might be the time, at least if you manage to get your hands on one.
The special edition turn 3 Switch features octopus motifs from the game on the back and two eye-catching Joy-Con controllers – one purple/blue and one yellow/green – both with their own game graphics and white underbelly. It also comes with a graffiti art dock that features lighter traced art and a single splatter of yellow paint in the bottom corner. You could have gone all out with the octopus stuff, but the understated black-and-white scheme of the main unit and dock really makes the Joy-Cons pop. If only you could buy them individually.
In the meantime a turn 3-themed Switch Pro Controller ($75) and carrying case ($25) both launching with the game on September 9th. I still prefer the existing ones turn 2 Per controller, but the rest of the pack is a big stylistic upgrade over the previous one splatoon bundle up.
In the face of an endless flurry of Switch Pro rumors, Nintendo revealed the OLED model last summer. While it was a huge disappointment for the internet at the time, I bought it during its fall launch and was immediately won over. The slightly larger screen size makes a big difference in handheld mode, and I’m always amazed at how beautiful games look Xenoblade Chronicles Look with the deeper, more vibrant colors.
Thankfully, despite ongoing component shortages, Switch OLEDs seem to be easier to come by these days (at the time of writing, both are currently in stock at multiple retailers). Time will tell if the same can be said for that turn 3 Special edition version. Limited pre-orders for a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s edition recently Nintendo website crashand even now scalpers are trying to sell them on ebay for huge premiums before release.
https://kotaku.com/splatoon-3-special-edition-nintendo-switch-oled-1849147375 Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Switch OLED is coming this summer