Nintendo Switch owners, especially fans of "Splatoon 2," will have something exciting to look forward to this month.
According to a Polygon report, the tech gaming giant confirmed that it will release new Joy-Con gamepads clad in Neon Green and Neon Pink colors, which were first introduced in the "Splatoon 2" Walmart exclusive console bundle last summer.
Nintendo made the announcement via Twitter last Friday, confirming the arrival of the controllers this month, without dropping any definite date. "Keep your #NintendoSwitch looking fresh when you play #Splatoon2 with these new Neon Pink and Neon Green Joy-Con controllers! Look for them in stores later this month," Nintendo of America wrote on Twitter.
Interestingly, the Splatoon-inspired Joy-Cons were readily available as standalone options outside of the U.S., particularly in Europe and Japan, TheVerge noted. The difference, however, lies in the layout of the colors. The colors of the upcoming Joy-Cons in the U.S. are reversed compared to the ones in Japan and Europe, the report added.
The Splatoon-inspired Joy-Cons are not the first themed controllers released by Nintendo for its flagship console. Back in June of last year, the company released a Neon-Yellow Joy-Con to coincide with the launching of the fighting video game, "ARMS." Also made available were matching Joy-Con straps and an AA Battery Pack accessory.
The Nintendo Switch closed 2017 on a very high note, breaking the 10 million mark in the total number of units sold since its launching in March. CNN reported that the company had also raised its fiscal year target to 14 million units, from the previous 10 million. Furthermore, the company is also aiming for a $1.06 billion operating profit, the report added.
"The fact that we reached 10 million units sold on a global basis and we're not fully through the holidays is unprecedented territory for Nintendo," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo America. "The pace is one of the fastest in our own history and in gaming history," he added.