A brand new crowdfunded peripheral for the Nintendo Change is about to increase the methods gamers can use the best-selling handheld console.
Flip Grip is a handheld accent for ‘vertical-mode gaming’. The form of the Grip lets you angle the Change display screen vertically in handheld mode, that means you may play basic video video games equivalent to Galaga or Punch-Out!! of their authentic, vertically-oriented glory.
Whereas some re-releases of basic video games on the Change do permit for vertical show, there’s at present no intuitive approach to play – aside from awkwardly leaning the Change display screen towards one other floor.
A Kickstarter marketing campaign is at present operating to help manufacture of the accent, which on the time of writing had simply reached its US$42,000 (about £32,000, AU$57,000) objective.
Nintendo will probably be watching
Nintendo is famously protecting of the integrity of its merchandise, and doesn’t at all times take kindly to third-party ‘options’ to its console design selections.
But when Change customers are in a position to entry appropriate peripherals for facilitating vertical play, we may see the characteristic seem in additional video games sooner or later.
Nintendo could even determine to deliver out an official, first-party model – as we noticed with the adjustable charging stand introduced in Could, which provided an official different to third-party docks vulnerable to ‘bricking’ Change consoles.