Gamers are always looking for ways to show off their passion, while getting the best equipment out there. Astro Gaming, who develops high-end gaming gear, has entered into a partnership with Nintendo to produce a series of themed headsets for the Nintendo Switch. While the first one won’t be available until this Holiday season, they have shown off what it looks like (while letting E3 attendees have the chance to test it out):
ASTRO Gaming, a leader in premium video gaming equipment, today revealed additional details surrounding the studio’s highly anticipated official Nintendo Switch A10 Headset. ASTRO Gaming confirmed the upcoming headset will feature The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, celebrating a critically acclaimed title within one of the most iconic franchises in videogame history. ASTRO plans to reveal the new headset at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, June 12-14 (MR-307) with availability coming later this year.
“With our new wired headset for the Nintendo Switch, we celebrate the iconic gaming experience that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild delivers to a new generation of gamers,” said Cris “Soup” Lee, head of licensing & partnerships, ASTRO Gaming. “We worked closely with Nintendo to create a stylish, uncompromising audio experience, with a special new chat adapter designed specifically for the Nintendo Switch. With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, players can chat with their friends while playing compatible games at home or on the go.
ASTRO Gaming’s new Nintendo Switch A10 Headset features:
Stylish new black colorway with rich gold highlights
Classic Legend of Zelda iconography
Full chat capability on Nintendo Switch with a new discreet chat cable
Durable and highly adjustable headband perfect for gaming on-the-go
Memory foam ear-cushions for extended comfort
“Tuned for Gaming” with ASTRO Audio™
Precise voice communications with the included omnidirectional mic
This is a pretty incredible looking headset. It nails the Zelda theme, without feeling overly gaudy for practical purposes. It’s a multi-year partnership between the companies so we’ll get other accessories and themes (including Mario) as well. For now, however, this Zelda headset shows a promising future.