The following blurb comes from TheVerge:
8bitdo — the company behind a range of excellent retro-style game controllers — is now offering support for Nintendo Switch. Today the company is releasing a firmware update that makes all of its controllers compatible with Nintendo’s newest console... For now, it’ll be handy for playing old-school Neo Geo games, puzzle games like Puyo Puyo Tetris, or if you need another controller (or two) for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournaments.
Here's a bit of footage showing one of the controllers in action. Thanks to MistaCube for the heads up!
The following information comes from an interview from GamesBeat with Game Director Arthur Parsons:
Nintendo is Visiting Locations Across the Country with Some of Its Hottest Games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems
REDMOND, Wash., May 23, 2017 – With universally loved franchises like Super Mario, Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has been a staple in many families’ lives for decades. Now with games like Splatoon 2 and ARMS, fun new memories can be created this summer. As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. From the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to games like that offer social competitive fun like ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, the 2017 Summer of Play tour is the perfect destination for kids and parents alike. In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest hand-held, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, as well as the upcoming Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
“For families looking to purchase Nintendo Switch or a new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Summer of Play tour is the perfect opportunity to give these popular systems a try,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since each stop is filled with familiar Nintendo characters and camera-ready visuals, the tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon, take photos and create long-lasting memories with everyone in the family.”
The Summer of Play tour will visit the following locations:
Irvine Spectrum Center
Alameda County Fair
Mall of America®
June 30-July 2
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
Arrowhead Towne Center
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego Comic-Con)
The Parks Mall at Arlington
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
King of Prussia Mall
Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario and the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last).
Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Super Bomberman R
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
On top of all the fun and games, My Nintendo members who check in with their My Nintendo QR Code will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last). For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.
For additional details about the Summer of Play tour, including specific times and locations, visit http://www.nintendo.com/events.
Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.