A single Wii U console can connect to two Nintendo GameCube controller adapters simultaneously. This feature is supported by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s recently-revealed 8-player Smash mode, which lets eight players fight at the same time in local multiplayer matches. The adapter will launch alongside the Wii U version of the fighting title on November 21st. Nintendo is also planning to release a bundle that includes the game, one GameCube controller and an adapter.
Peripheral manufacturer PDP has added four new fight pad controllers based on iconic Nintendo characters, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario. The controllers are GameCube style Wii Classic Controllers and join the previously announced Mario, Peach, and Yoshi designed ones. You can purchase a fight pad for $25.
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According to the Nintendo Online Store you’ll be able to use your Gamecube adapter and GameCube controller with all games supported by the Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller. That means you should be able to use the controller with titles such as New Super Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3, and Mario Kart 8, amongst others. You can purchase it for £17.99.
An intrepid Nintendo 3DS owner has managed to get a GameCube controller working with Nintendo’s current handheld in an effort to play Super Smash Bros in their preferred way. There doesn’t seem to be any instruction regarding how the individual achieved this, but it’s an impress feat nonetheless.
GameStop has once again begun selling refurbished GameCube consoles for those looking to go on a nostalgia trip. A refurbished GameCube will set you back a mere $20 and will be available from the retailer for as long as stock lasts. GameStop will also be selling a variety of GameCube games and accessories.
Loopy from the 3DS Capture forums has created a rather impressive Gamecube to Nintendo 3DS controller modification. As you can see from the video Nintendo 3DS titles are playable with the beloved GameCube controller. Loopy says that the GameCube analog stick is mapped to the Nintendo 3DS d-pad. C-stick also goes to Y/X/B/A.
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US retailer Best Buy currently have the GameCube adapter up for pre-order. What is interesting is that the retailer claims that the device can be used for games other than Super Smash Bros. Nintendo has yet to announce any other titles that will support the peripheral, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt using it for other games.
“Play your favorite Wii U games with the controller experience you know and love using this GameCube Controller Adapter. Bash your way through new and exciting titles with your GameCube controller, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Make it a party by connecting up to four original GameCube or WaveBird controllers, so your friends can get in on the fun. It’s time to unleash your classic moves on a new generation of games.”
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