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New Zelda-Themed Nintendo Switch Controller Up For Preorder At Amazon

PowerA's "Sword Protector" wireless controller releases April 30, just in time for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


Head's up Zelda collectors: A new Zelda-themed Switch Pro controller just dropped from PowerA. You can grab the new “Sworn Protector” controller for $45 at Amazon.

The Sword Protector controller sports a unique design based on Link's iconic weapons, with an off-white and blue color scheme, a red Hylian crest in the center, and a decal of the Master Sword and Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the left grip. The design is officially licensed by Nintendo.

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Along with the heroic theme, PowerA’s Sword Protector controller also includes two extra programmable buttons on the rear of the gamepad. While it does not support rumble, Amiibo, gyro, or IR functionality that you get on a standard Switch Pro controller, it does include Bluetooth 5.0--meaning you can also connect it to your PC or mobile devices--and boasts a battery life of up to 30 hours on a single charge.

PowerA offers several other Zelda-themed controllers--including wired options themed on Breath of the Wild, Skyward Sword, and the original Legend of Zelda on NES--but they have been harder to find in stock lately, so it’s worth snatching up this new model if you want to add the Sworn Protector to your gamepad collection. It may also be a decent backup if you missed out on preordering the limited-edition Tears of the Kingdom pro controller and Switch OLED. You can also get Zelda-themed Joy-Con controllers by preordering the special-edition Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED.

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