Back in November we brought you shots of the first third party Move controllers from Snakebyte, with the expected release date set for January 2011. As you probably already surmised from their invisibility on shop shelves across the world, this date passed without event, but the controllers are now expected to launch worldwide in April.

The unofficial versions of Move and Navigation controllers are officially called MOV-CON and NAV-CON, and will include the same features as the Sony-produced controllers, with the added bonus of being available in a range of colours. Sunflex USA, the company that distributes Snakebyte products across North America, spoke up through president Howard Borenstein:

It’s been a long, hard road to bring the snakebyte Move line to market. The redesigned handle grip and various color options for the MOV-CON and NAV-CON will both differentiate our product and provide the consumer with the opportunity to have more control, personalization and enjoyment in game play.

We'll be getting our hands on these controllers as soon as they're available and will let you know how they compare to the real thing.