Hori Producing Another Dragon Quest DualShock 4 Slime Controller

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While peripheral manufacturer Hori produced a pretty ridiculous Slime-shaped DualShock 4 controller for Dragon Quest XI, its design was mostly not meant to be actually used for prolonged periods of gameplay – just like its DualShock 2 predecessor. Now, the company is at it again, only now with a more traditionally-shaped Slime controller.

Set for a release on October 19th in Japan for 3,218 yen, the new Slime Edition DualShock 4 actually comes only in a corded form – with a 3 meter long cable. The smaller 135mm x 68mm x 30mm size is meant for children or those who prefer smaller controllers.

The latest game in the series, Dragon Quest XI, has a western release set for sometime next year, for PlayStation 4.

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  • Arenegeth

    I got the PS2 blue original (there was also a silver one). As the story says, it was a decent display piece but not something to really play with for an extended period of time (or at all honestly).

    I think I’ll skip this one, I’m happy with the default PS4 controller, and the novelty on these things has long since worn off.

  • Mr0303

    It’s better than the other one, but it still doesn’t look particularly comfortable.

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  • chaoguy

    And yet being it’s a slime- you’d think they’d make it something with a spongy/squishy outer shell.

  • MasonF2

    Sorry bro, this is my only other controller.

  • NukeA6

    I thought this was a new Wii Classic controller for a sec.

  • Zombie_Barioth

    You’re not alone there. It also took me a moment to realize one of the eyes was an analog stick.

    It might actually be a pretty comfortable controller, although I probably wouldn’t like it for the same reason I dislike the original classic controller, analog sticks without a side-grip feels too awkward.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    The tiny touchpad is the icing on the cake.

  • Joe

    Love me dragon quest slimes (I imported the silver PS4)…. but sorry, that controller thing there looks hideous.