The Duke controller comes to Xbox One in March

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Having been announced back in June of a year ago, the oversized original Xbox "Duke" controller for Xbox One now has a release date, thanks to Seamus Blackley - the man deemed "the father of the original Xbox" - and peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin. No release date was revealed at the time, but now we know you can get your hands on one of the new Dukes in a few short months.

While the Duke is remembered for its ridiculous size and design, Blackley has commented that he was surprised by the nostalgia some gamers had for the device, and not just from those with big hands.

The new Duke controller will be priced at $70 when it's released in late March.

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It's still hard to believe the original Xbox controller is mounting a comeback in 2018. While that isn't exactly cheap, it is cheaper than I was expecting for this sort of nostalgia purchase. "He understands that it sends a message about how serious Xbox is about its heritage, and about the fans". While it doesn't have a memory card slot, it instead has a very Dreamcast-esque OLED screen in the middle of the controller which plays the original console's bootup sequence when pressed.

As described by Hyperkin, the new Duke "sports a faithful recreation of the original controller's form-factor with some updated features: a logo display screen, left and right bumpers, and a 9 ft. detachable cable".

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