The Nintendo Switch has no shortage of strange accessories and it's about to get a new one, as Nintendo has uploaded a teaser video for a new kind of peripheral that uses the Joy-Cons in different ways.
The unnamed device resembles a large plastic circle with a pocket that is meant to hold a Joy-Con and has two grips on either side. There is also a velcro strap attachment that is shown being worn on the leg that can also hold a Joy-Con in its pocket.
The device is shown being used in different ways throughout the trailer. It seems that squeezing or turning the device will work in conjunction with the Joy-Con in order to create effects in a game. The strap also monitors the player's leg movement and some of the games seem to involve tracking the leg. It's strange that Nintendo is advertising this new accessory the day after a Nintendo Direct, as it could have been promoted then with a much wider audience.
The circle part of the accessory is also shown being used in a manner similar to a steering wheel and a gun, so it's possible that this is a multi-use accessory that can be used with a wide variety of games. It's also possible that the device is intended to be used in a new game in the Wii Fit series, as a lot of physical activity is shown in the demonstration video. Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus both sold over twenty million copies worldwide, even though they required the use of an expensive peripheral in the form of the Wii Fit Balance Board. This new device seems to just be a circle made of plastic and a velcro strap with a pocket, so it's possible that Nintendo wants to try and hit the casual audience with a party title or fitness game that comes bundled with a cheap accessory.
The fans won't have to wait long before more information is revealed about this new Nintendo Switch accessory, as Nintendo is promising to reveal more information on September 12, 2019.