Hyperkin has announced, in collaboration with Xbox and 343 Industries, that they will be releasing a collectible Cortana Edition Hyperkin Duke, for Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One in Q4 of this year. Just in time for the Dec. 8th release of Halo Infinite, this hefty transparent purple beast of a controller commemorates 20 years since everyone’s favorite clever AI adorned gamers’ TV screens.

In 2018, in collaboration with Xbox, Hyperkin released a replica of the original Duke controller for Xbox One. A hit with Original Xbox fans, but also people just marveling at its sheer size, the Hyperkin Duke is both a burst of nostalgia and a serious option for competitive play. You can read the Duke’s 20-year history in this Engadget article by Tim Seppala.

In this 2021 update, The righthand corner bears Cortana’s face, along with her familiar body designs throughout the controller. The controller itself is a bold, transparent purple, much like Cortana’s holographic form. A Cortana montage video plays right in the Xbox button when pressed.

Cortana Edition

• SPECIAL HALO 20TH ANNIVERSARY CORTANA DESIGN
• CORTANA MONTAGE PLAYED RIGHT INSIDE THE XBOX BUTTON
• BUMPERS MIRROR BLACK & WHITE BUTTONS
• PRECISION ANALOG TRIGGERS
• 3.5 MM HEADSET JACK
• VIBRATION FEEDBACK FOR REALISTIC EXPERIENCES
• DETACHABLE TYPE C CABLE

Shown earlier in the summer, Hyperkin is also releasing 20th anniversary Dukes, designed for Xbox, coming in both black and white with the official Xbox 20th anniversary logo. When the Xbox button is pressed, the Original Xbox startup animation plays, but this time with the updated Xbox logo.

Xbox 20th Anniversary Editions (Comes in Black or White)
• SPECIAL XBOX 20TH ANNIVERSARY DESIGN
• ORIGINAL XBOX STARTUP ANIMATION PLAYED RIGHT INSIDE THE XBOX BUTTON
• BUMPERS MIRROR BLACK & WHITE BUTTONS
• PRECISION ANALOG TRIGGERS
• 3.5 MM HEADSET JACK
• VIBRATION FEEDBACK FOR REALISTIC EXPERIENCES
• DETACHABLE TYPE C CABLE

Pre-orders will begin September 23, 2021 (3pm PDT) at https://hyperkinlab.com/ and will launch November 15, 2021. MSRP is $89.99 for each model.

About Hyperkin

Hyperkin is a gaming hardware development company, specializing in consoles and accessories for multiple generations of gamers. Hyperkin’s products also provide convenient and comfortable solutions for a wide array of home entertainment. Hyperkin leads the way in the retro and modern entertainment industry with unique, fun, and innovative items, including the RetroN console series, the SupaBoy series, and officially Xbox-licensed products. Founded in 2006, Hyperkin’s headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

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