Ready to get your game on with a real iOS 7 compatible controller, instead of tapping on the screen of your iPhone? Well, you’re in luck, as the MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 compatible gamepad for the iPhone is launching this week.
Apple’s retail and online stores, along with other authorized resellers, will begin carrying the MOGA Ace Power gamepad for iPhone this week, giving smartphone gamers more precise physical controls on their mobile device.
The MOGA launch will mark the first fully authorized Made for iPhone controller to launch since support for dedicated controllers debuted with iOS 7 back in September.
The MOGA Ace Power is a $99 game controller that connects to your iPhone 5, 5s, 5c, and 5th-generation iPod Touch via the Lightning connector. While that’s a bummer for iPad users, as it means you can’t use the controller with your tablet, it does have one decided advantage – the controller sports an 1,800mAh battery that charges your device as you play.
The MOGA Ace Power controller collapses into a smaller form factor when you’re not using it, and includes two joysticks, a D-pad, front-facing A, B, X and Y buttons, and L1, R1, L2 and R2 shoulder buttons.
Your favorite games will have to be rewritten to take advantage of iOS 7’s controller support to work with the Ace Power, and the initial selection of games is quite limited. These titles include: Oceanhorn, Dead Trigger 2, Bastion and LEGO Lord of the Rings.