Revision of the original is a blessing to fighting fans and players with really big thumbs.Straight from Microsoft are the following pictures and a short video demonstrating the new Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with Transforming D-pad. The matte silver controller contains a transforming directional pad that provides ultimate accuracy and control for both directional as well as sweeping movements. The controller comes complete with a Play and Charge kit for $64.99 (U.S. ERP) and will ship to retailers beginning Nov. 9.
The traditional D-Pad selection is for distinct cardinal direction movement in games like “Halo: Reach” to change weapons and perform complicated combinations and deadly finishing moves. Rotate the D-pad to the disc format for sweeping motions in games such as “Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.” The award-winning Xbox 360 Wireless Controller is taken to the next level with a unique and premium button design, a matte silver color with grey A, B, X, Y buttons and comfortable, concave analog sticks. The Play & Charge Kit includes a charging cable and rechargeable battery pack for uninterrupted gameplay and up to 25 hours of play per charge.
In the words of Lindey, our esteemed editor-in-chief, “This thing looks badass… and I want it.”