Nintendo announced its upcoming Mario and Zelda themed controllers from a third party manufacturer called PowerA. The controllers will be available beginning October and they are a must for any collector featuring the Switch's most popular games; "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and "Super Mario" themes. Featuring a 10-foot USB cable, the controllers also feature six interchangeable analog caps and rubber grips.

Compared to the regular Nintendo Switch controllers, these PowerA controllers lack some of the basic features of the original device. If you recently purchased Amiibos, the Mario and Zelda themed controllers will not be able to support this as it does not feature NFC reader for Amiibo support.

Moreover, the gyro controls and HD Rumble will not be available.

Price, release date of Mario-Zelda controllers

Amazon currently accepts pre orders for the new Nintendo Switch controllers, which are scheduled to be released on October 23, 2017. You can purchase the controllers for $30 each. The price is significantly lower than the original, which is valued at $70. Of course, this is also brought by the limited features of themed controllers.

Amazon currently features the Mario + Zelda controllers + Super Mario Odyssey bundle for $119.97. Pre-ordering of the bundle is now available on Amazon's online store.

The news about the new controllers came amid the lack of stocking in stores of the Nintendo Switch. Consumers have been recently complaining about the gaming platform's lack of stock in retail stores around the globe.

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As the holiday season approaches, fans can't help but wonder whether Nintendo will be able to fill the demand for the platform. Nintendo for America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime, on the other hand, assured fans that they are doing everything they can to provide enough stock not only during the holiday season but also on regular days.

SNES Limited Edition update

Nintendo's issue on lack of stock is not limited to the Nintendo Switch. According to the Aotf, the SNES Limited Edition also met the same problem after it was released and immediately went out of stock. Retailers who gave fans hope when they announced pre-ordering online eventually canceled everything, leaving fans wondering when will the SNES Limited Edition be available again. Fils-Aime said that the SNES production has been "dramatically increased" hence the company's confidence that they will be able to provide enough stock in the future.