Nintendo is re-releasing the N64 Controller!

Written by Consolevariations - Sep 24, 2021

New official N64 Controller is reality!

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct the company announced a new extension to their Nintendo Switch Online service which includes the possibility to play selected N64 and Sega Megadrive games.

First Image of the new wireless Switch N64 Controller

The N64 games are:
  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • StarFox 64 (LylatWars)
  • Yoshi's Story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Winback Covert Operations
  • Mario Tennis 64
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Sin and Punishment (Japanese Exclisive)

More N64 games will be available in the future:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask
  • Mario Golf
  • Pokemon Snap
  • F-Zero X
  • Kirby: The Chrystal Shards
  • Paper Mario 64
  • Banjo-Kazooie

The new N64 Controller

After introducing the new Switch Online features Nintendo suprised us with a new N64 Controller for the Switch. Here is everything we know so far:

  • The controller will be wireless
  • The controller will likely not have a memory card slot
  • To our understanding the controller will only be available to subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online, both the normal version and the extension
  • The controller is priced at 49.99$ at launch
  • The release date was not announced yet

This rises a few questions...

  1. As far as we can tell it will not be possible to use this new N64 wireless controller on existing N64 systems.
  2. Furthermore, it will be very interesting to see if the Joy-Stick Mechanics have been improved since the original N64 controller was infamous for being not very durable.
  3. Lastly this release blows wind into the fire of rumors about a speculated release of the N64 Mini. It seems the production line is running for at least one of the two components already.

    Sega is also getting a new Controller Re-Release

    You can check out the entire Nintendo Direct here. It also includes all the information about the Sega Mega Drive Games and Controller released that we may cover in another blog post.

    Are you going to buy the new re-released N64 Controller for your Switch or your collection? Let us know

    You can also check out the original controller in our database here