Controllers that attach to mobile devices aren’t new. At this point, manufacturers need to aim to make what’s already out there better, especially when they compare what’s coming down the pipe to what has already been released. For Wikipad, a company that is no stranger to releasing peripherals for mobile gadgets, their latest controller makes the iPad mini look like a Wii U GamePad, but if you’re in the market for dual-analog sticks, it could be right up your alley.
Announced today, the Wikipad Gamevice is a controller attachment specifically designed for Apple’s iPad mini. As you can see from the image above, it attaches as one unit to the back of the tablet, and positions two panels on the top and bottom of the mini. Both sides have an analog stick, while the left side offers a D-pad for more precision control when you need it. On the right, there are four face-buttons, as well as another analog stick. Pause and Select buttons flank the display on either side.
On the back of the controller you’ll find left- and right-triggers for extra input. There are many games in the App Store that support controllers, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and The Walking Dead.
As it stands, there’s no word on an exact release date quite yet, nor is there official pricing. Wikipad says the attachment will launch later this year, though, so probably in time for holiday shopping. Check out their official site through the link below to sign up for more information.