Retro-Bit announces Pre-Orders for the Tribute64

All-New Features Added to an Old-School Favorite: Retro-Bit brings a New Wireless Controller for N64 and USB Devices

 

 

POMONA, CA, [April 6, 2021] — In April 2019, Retro-Bit launched the Tribute64 wired controller in both USB® compatible and N64® compatible ports.  It was inspired by the Hori Mini Pad 64 that was widely popular in the retro-gaming community but has since been discontinued and can now run over $160.  Retro-Bit originally released a wired version with 3 color variants that included Ocean Blue, Forest Green, and Red. They later gave their fans an opportunity to choose a new color variant suitable for the N64 port controller where Atomic Purple, Classic Grey, and Sea Salt Ice Cream were the popular selections and were developed for the retro-gaming community.  The wired Tribute64 was raved by gaming experts and media stating it is “The best replacement for N64 fans” by Game Tyrant and “The Analogue stick – which is a close match to the one seen on the GameCube pad – is fantastic to use.” by Nintendolife.

Retro-Bit’s plans for a wireless version materialized in the production room as the next release. Built-in rumble, which had not been done by other companies with an N64 – compatible port wireless controller, was a feature that the company aimed to include.  As social media buzz and reviews rolled out about the wired Tribute64, Retro-Bit wanted to ensure an expansion on ultimate ergonomics that included a size and layout where players’ fingers easily fall into the perfect position for long-lasting gameplay.  By using clay molding and 3D printing during development, the promise of a wireless version of this beloved controller loomed over the fans. It will now be available in early 2021 and will include dual receivers to play on the N64 and USB-enabled devices. 

Only limited quantities will be available for the Ultra Edition Tribute64 – a limited-edition jet-black color that will be a one-time exclusive!  Pre-Orders for the Ultra, Classic Grey, and Atomic Purple are set to start on April 7th and retail for $39.99 USD at the following retailers:

  • Castlemania Games
  • PNP Games
  • DragonBox Shop for Europe

The wireless 2.4GHz Tribute64 will come with a receiver that is compatible with the N64 and memory paks. Some other features include:

  • A repositioned Dpad
  • Added Home/Select buttons
  • Built-in Rumble
  • A 2nd Receiver compatible with Switch and most USB devices

We can expect to see the same amount of quality and work in the wireless Tribute64. Retro-Bit has brought high-quality controllers to the market in recent years, and the Tribute64 and Legacy16 are no exception.  

About Retro-Bit

A leader in the retro gaming community for more than a decade, Retro-Bit® brings new life to classic video game consoles with exciting accessories and controllers. From the original Atari® to the PlayStation® and almost anything in between, Retro-Bit offers the best new ways to play old games.  Retro-Bit can be found online at retro-bit.com, Facebook (@Retrobitgaming) and Twitter (@RetroBitGaming).

 

About Innex Inc.

Innex Inc was founded in 2004 on the principles of innovation, fun, and a commitment to customer service.  Over a decade later and they continue to offer the Innex Experience of offering customers a wide variety of video-game related toys and peripherals at a competitive price.  Innex is an exclusive distributor of world-renowned brands such as Retro-Bit®, Stubbins®, KMD®, and Level Up Labs® Pixel Frames.

Innex is an award-winning leader in global distribution offering multiple services and shipping plans. They partner with the most recognizable and trusted brands and licenses in the industry. More information can be found online at innexinc.com.

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