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Amazon opens preorders for the official Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Set

Amazon has opened preorders for the official Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Set. If you are interested, you can reserve the first-party accessory for the new system with this link from the shopping website.

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel is similar to the Wii Remote Wheel add-ons as it is shaped like a miniature wheel. This makes it easier to use the optional motion controls for racing games. The set comes with two Joy-Con Wheels. You can find a list of features for the official Nintendo accessory below (via the aforementioned Amazon listing):

  • Insert a Joy‑Con into this accessory to feel like you’re behind the wheel in your favorite racing game.
  • Includes 2 Joy-Con Wheels
  • Joy‑Con controllers not included.

At first, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel Set will mainly be used for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The definitive version of the arcade racing game comes with all the DLC that were released after the launch of the original Wii U version. It also includes new battle modes, improved graphics as well as new guest characters (the Inklings from the Splatoon series).

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is coming out on the 28th of April for the Nintendo Switch in the North American region. You can preorder the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 with this link on Amazon.