With the explosive growth of cloud-based gaming and casting on mobile platforms, the future of handheld gaming is brighter than ever, and Razer said it will provide gamers the tool to be at their best.
The Razer Kishi V2 for Android, with an iPhone release confirmed for later this year, is said to usher in the “next generation of mobile gaming controllers that brings console-quality controls and gameplay to the smartphone.”
Kishi V2 will provide gamers the “easiest solution to play any game with absolute control and zero compromises,” according to Razer, which has been in the business of PC and console gaming for over 16 years now.
The offering has drawn from the strength of Razer’s award-winning Wolverine V2 console controllers with the same high-quality inputs and all-new tactile microswitch controls.
The new Share button allows gamers to quickly capture the perfect still or record video clips to share with followers and friends.
Kishi V2 also introduces dual multifunction buttons and the ability to launch the all-new Razer Nexus app with the push of a button. These improvements will ensure the Kishi V2 is optimized for maximum performance while playing the latest streamed-AAA or mobile game releases.
“The original Razer Kishi blew the doors open for a new category of console-quality controls for the mobile gaming market, and we’re thrilled that Kishi V2 is pushing that experience forward in every possible way,” said Razer’s Head of Mobile & Console Division, Richard Hashim.
“With the cutting-edge technology that we’ve packed into Kishi V2, players can now enjoy the same look and feel of their favorite console and PC games wherever they go without skipping a beat,” he added.
Kishi V2 has a simplified bridge said to provide a stable feel and universal smartphone compatibility. It incorporates a comfortable grip in a highly portable form-factor.
It has also been designed for maximum compatibility and will work with current and upcoming Samsung and Google Pixel phones that are coming to market this year.
“Having created content around mobile games for nearly a decade, I can confidently say that the Kishi V2 is the best mobile gaming controller I’ve ever used,” said Patrick “Chief Pat” Carney, CEO and founder of Tribe Gaming.
Supporting the same low latency gameplay as its predecessor, the Kishi V2 delivers native and cloud game control through a USB-C connection and pass-through charging ports that allow for device charging without interrupting gameplay.
Powered by the brand-new and fully integrated Razer Nexus App, the Kishi V2 is built for maximum versatility and customizability.
With the press of a button, Razer Nexus instantly launches, providing quick access to installed games, immediate YouTube or Facebook streaming capabilities, compatible game discovery, and controller settings.