Leader in Retro-Inspired Gaming Hardware Brings Controllers, Fight Sticks and Bluetooth® Speakers to the World's Largest Event for Computer and Video Games
Karlstad, Sweden – August 8 th, 2017 – 8Bitdo ®, leaders in retro-inspired video game hardware, announced today plans to unveil their latest range of innovate products at gamescom 2017 taking place in Cologne from August 22 nd through August 26 th.
Distributed throughout Europe by Game Outlet Europe (GOE Distribution), 8Bitdo has quickly established themselves as a major force in video game hardware thanks to their highly unique, multi-format controllers, based on game pads from the golden age of gaming. Marrying state of the art Bluetooth ® technology with meticulously designed, high-quality products, 8Bitdo is building upon their recent success with a new range of products designed to appeal to retro and modern gamers alike.
Expected to begin shipping from September 2017, the new products being unveiled at gamescom 2017 include:
- NES30 Arcade Stick
Now you’re playing with NES30 power! Based on the iconic NES colour scheme, so memorable to a generation of console fans, the NES30 Arcade Stick might evoke nostalgia, but is loaded with the cutting-edge technology needed for today’s software. Utilizing Bluetooth wireless technology, the NES30 is ideal for use with Nintendo ® Switch ™ but is fully compatible with a host of platforms including PC, Android ® and Mac. High quality ball-top joystick and 30mm action buttons provide the real arcade experience, and no retro inspired controller would be complete without optional turbo button to make those arcade classics a little more manageable! Features rechargeable lithium-ion battery and an input switch to toggle between D-Pad and Thumbstick control.
- TwinCube Bluetooth Stereo Speakers
8Bit style, first class sound, the TwinCube Stereo Speakers are the perfect accompaniment to any gaming platform. A powerful set of stereo speakers, the TwinCube Speakers come finished in a retro D-Pad design and blue and red colour scheme, perfectly matching the coloured Joy-Con™ controllers, found on Nintendo Switch. Quickly and easily synching with each other and their host device, the TwinCube Speakers will pair with any Bluetooth audio device, delivering, crystal-clear audio for gaming, movies and music. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries keep the audio rocking and optional AUX-in connection allows for compatibility with virtually any audio device.
- SFC30 Pro and SNES30 Pro GamePad
The perfect fusion of retro familiarity and modern technology, the SFC30 Pro and SNES30 Pro are the ideal controllers for those who want it all! An homage to the Super Famicom™ and Super Nintendo™ controllers, (arguably considered the finest of all time), the SFC30 and SNES30 feature discrete wireless Bluetooth technology, ensuring compatibility with Nintendo Switch, mobile, PC, Mac and other smart devices. In addition, full USB-C compatibility allows for advanced one cable connection to compatible devices, providing controller connection and recharging functionality all in one. Powerful vibration feedback provides realistic rumble effects with compatible software and when using multiple controllers on the same system, player indication lights quickly and easily inform the gamer what position they are in. Lastly, the SFC30 and SNES30 supports full six-axis, motion control compatibility, allowing for use with many motion control titles on Switch and other platforms.
“8Bitdo has sparked the imagination of gamers looking for high quality hardware inspired by iconic designs from the glory days of gaming,” said Ali Manzuri, Product Development Manager for Game Outlet. “Retro Gaming is a major part of today’s gaming landscape and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The 8Bitdo team is committed to pushing the envelope in combining the best-of-both worlds, delivering technically advanced gaming hardware with a retro twist that will delight gamers of all generations. We look forward to unveiling the new range at gamescom 2017.”
The new 8Bitdo range will be available to try at the Game Outlet stand located in Hall 4.2, stand A043.
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Since 2013, 8Bitdo has been on a mission to design, create and manufacture a unique range of retro inspired gaming products. Believing that ‘Everything old is new again’, 8Bitdo understand the tangible connection gamers have with hardware from previous generations of gaming and seek to deliver the ideal combination of nostalgia and excitement through considered designs and state-of-the-art technology. Respecting the past and embracing the future, 8Bitdo put the needs of the gamer first and insist on the highest levels of engineering, quality and innovation.
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