A controller is an indispensable item when playing games.
The controller used depends on the environment in which the game is played and the game title, such as a fighting game controller or a mouse and keyboard for PC users, but the standard controller is the gamepad type.
Official high-spec controllers such as the PS5's "DualSense Wireless Controller" and the Xbox's "Elite Wireless Controller" are also on the market, but many third-party controllers are also very unique and appealing. There are also many third-party controllers that are very unique and appealing.
8BitDo, a company that sells many such unique products, has announced a new product, the multifunctional gamepad "8BitDo Pro 2"!
Multifunctional Gamepad with Rear Panel Buttons
The "8BitDo Pro 2" is a multifunctional gamepad equipped with rear buttons that allow for smooth and technical operation.
There are many game titles, such as FPS, in which the back buttons are very useful, and many people may have been waiting for a gamepad like this.
Of course, the "multifunctional" description does not end with the inclusion of a rear button.
Up to three custom profiles can be registered, and you can switch between them on the fly to suit the situation.
The grip has also been reinforced so that it can be held firmly even with little effort.
A 4-way mode switching button on the back allows you to select the pairing mode that best suits your device: Switch, Android, D-input, or X-input.
Slimming setting via smartphone app
One of the most unique features of the 8BitDo Pro 2 is the ability to fine-tune the controller's settings using the Ultimate Software, which is available for Android and iOS.
You can map buttons, set sensitivity of sticks and triggers ,adjust vibration of the controller , andset macros for button combinations.
If I set up a custom profile, I can use any controller settings I want, depending on the situation in the game and the game title I'm playing.
Can be used on a variety of platforms
The "8BitDo Pro 2" looks multifunctional and convenient, but if it is not compatible with the platform you want to use it on, there is no use for it.
The "8BitDo Pro 2" currently supports a wide range of platforms, including Nintendo Switch, Windows, macOS, Android, Steam, and Raspberry Pi.
And it supports both wired and Blutooth connections!
While we have seen multifunctional gamepads available for PCs, it is quite rare to find a gamepad available for Nintendo Switch that has rear buttons and a variety of settings.
With the release of Nintendo Switch versions of popular FPS titles such as Apex Legends, the demand for multifunctional controllers is expected to increase, so the "8BitDo Pro 2" will be a gamepad to watch!
Please check the 8BitDo Pro 2 product page for available versions and other information on the operating environment before purchasing.
It would be sad if you buy it only to find that you can't use it!
Scheduled to be released on April 12
The "8BitDo Pro 2" is scheduled to be released on April 12, 2021 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
It will be available in three colors: Black Edition, G Classic Edition, and Gray Edition, priced at US$49.99 each.
There is no announcement regarding sales in Japan at this time, but there are e-commerce sites where 8BitDo products can be purchased, so we will be waiting for further news on the availability of 8BitDo products in Japan in the near future!
Please check the "8BitDo Pro 2" product page for more details!
|8BitDo Pro 2" Specifications|
|Compatibility||Switch, Windows (Steam), macOS, Android, Raspberry Pi|
|Controller Mode||Switch mode, X-input, Mac mode, D-input|
|Special Features|| 2 Pro back paddle buttons
Custom profile switch button, 3 profiles, switch on the fly
Mode switch button (Switch, Android, D-input, X-input)
Ultimate Software on PC and mobile (Android/iOS)
|Dimension / Weight|| 153.6*100.6*64.5mm
Dimension / Weight
|Connectivity|| Wireless Bluetooth®4.0
|Battery Type / Battery Life|| 1000mAh Li-on battery, rechargeable
20 play hours with 4 hour charging time
|Includes|| 8BitDo Pro 2 Bluetooth gamepad