Like Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl before it, this year's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be playable with GameCube controllers. "Get excited!," Nintendo said on Twitter about the announcement.The Wii U does not have GameCube controller ports like the Wii does, so how is that going to be possible? As shown in an image today, Nintendo will offer a special adapter, though there's no word yet on how much this will cost or if Nintendo will release a bundle that includes it.There's also a special Smash Bros.-themed GameCube controller in the image, suggesting that Nintendo might offer that for purchase as well. We have reached out to a Nintendo representative and will update this story with anything we hear back.Super Smash Bros. for 3DS launches this summer, with the Wii U version to follow this winter. You don't have to wait that long to play the game, however, as Nintendo has partnered with Best Buy to let gamers play a special four-person Wii U demo at stores … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Wii U Works with GameCube Controllers — Here’s How
The GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U will not be compatible with any software other than the upcoming Super Smash Bros game, Nintendo has said.Nintendo clarified the peripheral's lack of compatibility after it had mistakenly suggested it would work with other Wii U games that support the Pro Controller."The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically - it is not compatible with any other Wii U software," Nintendo said in a statement issued to GameSpot."The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion"The GameCube controller adapter will ship alongside Super Smash Bros for Wii U when the game is released on November 21 in the US and December 5 in the UK. It allows players to connect up to four GameCube or WaveBird controllers to the console.In certain territories, such as the UK, the adapter can be bought as part of a Smash Bros bundle, or separately at £17.99. Nintendo is also … [Read more...] about Wii U GameCube Adapter Only Compatible With Super Smash Bros
Performance Designed Products (PDP) is launching a new Nintendo accessory inspired by the original GameCube controller, the Wired Fight Pad, the company announced today.The Nintendo-licensed device will work with both the Wii U and the Wii. It must be plugged in to the extension port on the bottom of a Wii Remote in order to function. Players will be able to use the Wired Fight Pad in Wii U and Wii games that support the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro, as well as in some Virtual Console titles. PDP has yet to release an image of the Wired Fight Pad.According to PDP, the Wired Fight Pad will "feature fan-favorite Nintendo characters" including Mario, Yoshi and Princess Peach. PDP is making an entire line of Wired Fight Pads, each themed to a particular character. A representative for PDP told Polygon that the company will show off the controllers at E3.The Wired Fight Pad will be available this holiday season for $24.99; PDP is … [Read more...] about GameCube-inspired Wired Fight Pad coming to Wii U and Wii this year
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be playable with Nintendo GameCube controllers, the adapter for which Nintendo revealed today on Twitter.Nintendo's image shows a breakout box for the Wii U with four GameCube controller ports. The peripheral connects to the console through its front two USB ports. Performance Digital Products announced earlier this month that it would launch a new controller inspired by the GameCube controller. Nintendo also revealed details about the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, a Wii U tournament to he held June 10 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles during E3 2014. Geoff Keighley will host. Press play below to see a new trailer for the tournament, which introduces Nintendo's 16 hand-picked challengers. "Players will select a single character for the whole tournament from a limited roster through a special draft," the video says. The single-elimination tournament will pit four players against each other with four stock … [Read more...] about Nintendo GameCube controller adapter coming to Wii U for Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U controller bundle, consisting of a Nintendo GameCube controller and an adapter will be available this holiday season for a recommended price of $99.99, the company announced during its E3 2014 Digital Event.The Nintendo GameCube controller adapter allows up to four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers work with the Wii U to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The adapter, which connects via the console's two USB ports, will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. A retro Nintendo GameCube controller with Super Smash Bros. markings will be available separately for $29.99. The bundle, adapter and controller will launch the same day as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this holiday season.Performance Designed Products is slated to launch a Nintendo accessory inspired by the original GameCube controller called the Wired Fight Pad at an unannounced date. The Nintendo-licensed peripheral allows players to use the Wired … [Read more...] about Nintendo GameCube controller bundle coming this holiday season
This fall, gamers will be able to pick up a Wii U-compatible GameCube-inspired controller just in time for the launch of the next entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, PDP has announced.It's called the Wired Fight Pad and is compatible with both Wii and Wii U—all you need to do is plug the controller into a Wiimote you've got lying around. The product manufacturer has confirmed that this new control option will be licensed by Nintendo and retail for just $25. There's no specific release date yet, but PDP says that the product will be out in time for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Will you be picking up one of these controllers for Nintendo's next-gen brawler, or will one of the other control options be fine enough? … [Read more...] about GameCube-esque Wii U Controller Coming in Time for Smash Bros.
Just in time for the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo will be releasing an adapter for Wii U that allows you to hook up GameCube controllers for the optimal play experience. The adapter will connect to the console via USB, allowing you to hook up a total of four wired controllers for play. There's no word on whether or not the device will support the wireless Wavebird controller. In addition, support for other titles, like Mario Kart 8, has yet to be confirmed.Expect to hear more about this peripheral very soon, as E3 is now just mere days away. Related Reading: Nintendo Reveals Best Buy Locations Hosting Super Smash Bros. During E3 GameCube-esque Wii U Controller Coming in Time for Smash Bros. The 30th Character for Smash Bros. 3DS, Wii U Is... NFC Confirmed for Smash Bros. Wii U [Update] … [Read more...] about GameCube Controller Adapter Coming for Wii U
If you're excited for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, you'll probably want to check out this new mod that connects a GameCube controller to your Nintendo 3DS for more precise controls... or maybe more comfortable controls... I'm not really sure what this is for.There have been plenty of portable Nintendo 64 and GameCube mods in the past, but this controller-specific mod seems like it makes playing a 3DS into a huge pain. Don't sit with the 3DS flat on the table where you'll be looking down at it and hurting your neck. Don't sit with the 3DS on its side either. It's no matter what you do with this useful mod, you're gonna hurt yourself.I'll probably stick with the standard controls. Things like this should be common sense. If the point is to control 3DS games with a GameCube controller, maybe you shouldn't set it up like the world's most awkward Virtual Boy. … [Read more...] about Attach a GameCube Controller to Your 3DS
I loved the GameCube... because... well... it was the only console I had during that generation. I played a ton of games on it and still have it on hand to boot up SSX 3, Spider-Man 2, Soul Calibur 2.... Apparently I was the only one who bought third-party games for the GameCube. With the GameCube helping Nintendo secure third place (out of three?) in the last hardware generation, I doubt you could call it a success. Of course, that doesn't mean Nintendo wasn't planning on learning from their mistakes.Speaking with investors, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has stated that one reason the company decided to drop the price of the Nintendo 3DS was thanks to lessons learned from the GameCube. The company's management feel that the GameCube represents a huge missed opportunity, with moves not made to utilize the hardware in the fullest.Iwata also mentioned that the company has enough cash in the bank following the success of the Wii and DS that dropping the price and developing the Wii U won't … [Read more...] about GameCube Teaches Nintendo a Lesson Resulting in 3DS Price Drop
For the second time in as many days, a GameCube-exclusive studio has revealed it is developing games for other consoles. Yesterday, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes creator Silicon Knights announced the end of its second-party deal with Nintendo but stressed it was still on good terms with the publisher. Today, similar noises could be heard emanating from the offices of San Rafael, California-based Factor 5. Word leaked today that the creator of the Rogue Squadron series--the GameCube's premier Star Wars franchise--had ceased development for the console. Even though Factor 5 was technically not a second-party developer, the studio was perceived as such. "We've never been a Nintendo shop," President Julian Eggebrecht told GameSpot. Its last non-Nintendo game was 1999's Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D for the PC. However, Eggebrecht was quick to dispel any "doom" that might surround Factor 5's announcement. Echoing Silicon Knights Founder Denis Dyack, he emphasized his enthusiasm for … [Read more...] about Factor 5 to forgo GameCube development