GameCube Controller Adapter Announced for Wii U

A new accessory will allow fans to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U using GameCube controllers.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 05/29/2014 12:30 4 Comments     ShareThis

If you’ve ever found yourself hoping for a way to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a GameCube controller, then you’re in luck; Nintendo revealed via Twitter that a GameCube controller adapter will be released for Wii U!

While a price and release date for the accessory have yet to be announced, Nintendo has confirmed that it will be compatible with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U, allowing fans to brawl using GameCube controllers. The company has also released the first image of the adapter, which can be seen below.

Will you be using the GameCube controller adapter to play Super Smash Bros.? Do you think the adapter opens up the possibility of GameCube games coming to Wii U’s Virtual Console? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Twitter

4 Responses to “GameCube Controller Adapter Announced for Wii U”

  • 912 points
    penduin says...

    Nice! Between this and PDP’s plug-into-a-Wiimote option, the ‘cube controller is back! I thought it was very silly to gimp backwards compatibility on the Wii U to begin with, perhaps Nintendo is rethinking that a bit?

    Smash is probably reason enough to grab one of these (or PDP’s pad, we’ll have to see), but I really hope this means we might see some more GameCube re-releases too. (Nintendo, don’t let that Eternal Darkness trademark renewal go to waste! :^)

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  • 325 points
    Marc Deschamps says...

    I really liked the unofficial version, but this is way better! Hopefully this means we’ll see GameCube titles on the Virtual Console soon, too!

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  • 603 points
    Matthew Tidman says...

    Thank goodness! While I’ve learned to play WiiRemote/Nunchuck on Brawl, I’ve still held onto my older GameCube controllers. I wonder if I’ll be able to use the WaveBird? I don’t see any reason why not, but you never know.

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  • 357 points
    Toadlord says...

    I still have four GameCube controllers, but I would definitely shell out money for a that Smash Bros one above. My Wavebird has been with me through most of my Smashing career, but it is getting battle-scarred. My C-Stick is very loose at this point.

    With this, my brain is excited by all the opportunities this creates for the Wii U. I hope they make a bundle for this somehow. Maybe include a controller and adapter together?

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