New Joy-Con Color, Battery Pack Coming

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Nintendo’s Joy-Con contollers will soon be available in a new colour—”Neon Yellow”—while you’ll also later this year be able to buy a battery pack to extend the life of the lil’ pads.

Both accessories will be available in the US on June 16. No word on price for the battery pack, but Nintendo’s Japanese site says ¥3280, which would put it in the $30 ballpark.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Are these for people that habitually forget to reattach their Joycon (or dock them) after sessions of 1,2 Switch and eventually Arms? Because they seem entirely unnecessary.