Nintendo reportedly plans to release a remade Sega Genesis controller with six face buttons—but only in Japan. The version of the gamepad released in the US and Canada will only have the A, B, and C buttons offered by the original controller.
It might seem odd for Nintendo to remake a controller for a rival console, but the company announced on Sept. 23 the new Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription, which is set to offer access to “classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games” when it launches sometime in late October. So naturally it remade the Nintendo 64 and Genesis gamepads.
The new controllers will only be available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, Nintendo said, and will each cost $50. (The company hasn’t revealed a release date.) Originally it seemed a three-button Genesis controller would be released globally, but Nintendo Japan tweeted a picture of the six-button version that Polygon later confirmed would be Japan-exclusive.