In what is likely the most ingenious concept of Wii U’s lifespan, Hyperkin is currently testing a GameCube-esque Wii U wireless controller that will be fully compatible with Wii U Pro Controller titles. Not to be done by some of the other third-party controller announcements this week, the new controller titled “ProCube” showed up in a reddit post on /r/SmashBros early yesterday. Unlike Nintendo’s proprietary Wii U GameCube controllers, the ProCube is able to sync via the same method as a Wiimote or Wii U Pro Controller, making the “Wii U GameCube Adapter” completely unnecessary. Even more interesting, the controller (utilizing an additional few buttons) is fully compatible with any of the 130+ Wii U Pro Controller titles, meaning you can use this modified GameCube controller with games such as Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles X, or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker.
The ProCube is still in its prototype stages, however Hyperkin hopes to have it at EVO 2015 to get player feedback. The current price expected is somewhere between $30-40, with no definite release date.
Popular peripheral manufacturer HORI has confirmed today that it will be releasing a Link themed Super Smash Bros Gamecube controller in Europe in August and in the United States in September. The item is available to pre-order now from Amazon and will set you back $27.99. Here’s all the details you need to know before hitting the pre-order button.
- Officially licensed by Nintendo
- Perfect for Super Smash Bros, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario Kart 8, and Virtual Console titles for Wii U
- Features short stroke L and R buttons, 3 Turbo settings, and a large D-pad
- Similar in shape and function as the original Nintendo GameCube controller but plugs straight into the Wii U Remote!
- Compatible with Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro supported titles and most Nintendo Virtual Console titles
Be super quick about it as the official GameCube adapter for Wii U is currently in stock at Amazon for $19.99. These things go quickly and are usually sold at massively inflated prices. At the time of typing this they are available so if you’re a Smash Bros fan with a GameCube controller you need one of these.
True to their word GameStop is advertising that they have now got hold of the scarce GameCube Adapters for the Wii U. If you want one you’d better be quick about it. You can either purchase it solo or as a bundle with a Wii U GameCube Controller. Which ever one you pick is up to you, but be warned that they aren’t expected to ship until May 1st, according to the website.
Those GameCube adapters seem to be selling out ridiculously quickly so it’s only natural that GameStop would only sell them as a bundle. Thankfully the bundle that’s currently available isn’t too bad. You can get the Wii U GameCube adapter with two GameCube controllers for $79.97. It’s just a shame that you can’t purchase the adapter as a standalone product. Anyway, here’s the link.
It looks as though GameStop have received some more GameCube adapters but as you can guess they aren’t selling them separately. If you want one you’ll need to fork out $79.97 which nets you two GameCube controllers and a GameCube adapter. They’re currently in stock so if you fancy this deal then get it now.
Want the GameCube adapter for Wii U, but not willing to pay the extortionate bundle prices at GameStop? Well, Play Asia is selling their own brand of GameCube Controller Adapters. For $33.99 you can get a Play Asia GameCube Adapter along with a Black GameCube Controller. Not a bad deal if you can’t wait for the official ones to be sold separately by retailers.
Thanks, David S