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Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Split Pad Pro Controller Is Available Now

You can grab the cool Zelda-branded edition of the stellar Split Pad Pro for $60 at Amazon.


Zelda fans can now customize their Nintendo Switch (or Switch OLED) with the Tears of the Kingdom-themed Split Pad Pro from Hori. The special-edition handheld controller had been up for preorder since Tears of the Kingdom launched, and now it's finally available to ship. You can buy the Tears of the Kingdom Split Pad Pro for $60 at Amazon.

Hori Split Pad Pro - Tears of the Kingdom edition
Hori Split Pad Pro - Tears of the Kingdom edition

The Hori Split Pad Pro is GameSpot's current pick for best Switch controller for handheld-focused players, and for good reason: it gives you a full-sized, ergonomic controller experience in handheld mode. The buttons, the sticks, triggers, and D-pad are all much larger on the Split Pad Pro than they are on the stock Joy-Cons. So considering how cramped the standard Joy-Cons are, especially if you've got big hands, the ergonomics of the Split Pad Pro are a big relief.

On top of that you've got two remappable buttons on the back, and a turbo function. It lacks vibration and NFC support for Amiibo, though, and you can only use it in handheld mode--they don't work as motion controllers or as solo Joy-Con for multiplayer.

For $60, you get all that wrapped in Tears of the Kingdom's key art, reminding you of how you spent your whole summer exploring every nook and cranny of that world. It's got beauty and comfort--what else could you need?

For more Zelda products, check out our roundup of 50-plus Zelda accessories and collectibles.

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