PDP, the leading third-party manufacturer of video game accessories. has announced that they have partnered with Nintendo to release a number of GameCube inspired controllers to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros on Wii U. The new line of  controllers are wired and plug directly into the Wii Remote External Extension Connector. The Wired Fight Pad for Wii U will also feature iconic Nintendo characters and will retail for $24.99.

 

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              • Gamecube controller works for brawl on a backwards compatible Wii with ports for gamecube controllers. The Wii U does not have any kind of controller port, only USB. The article states this will be a wired controller. It will either be wired and connect via USB, or be wired and connect to a Wii Remote and then wirelessly to the Wii U like a classic controller. If you read the article, no information is given as to if this new model of controller will work with Brawl. The question is not that of game compatibility, but rather that of system compatibility. It is, however, safe to assume that the connector for this controller will be in no way related to that of a gamecube controller.

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                • Actually, if you click on the ‘partnered’ link, it goes into detail about compatibility. It says those that can use the Classic Controller (this includes Brawl) can also use this one. So it WILL be compatible.

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                • Even then it will probably work for brawl. This new controller will probably just be a “skin” of the classic controller. And since brawl supports classic controllers brawl will support this.

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                • This is not new news people get informed

                  It will work on brawl this was already made by another 3rd party when wii with no gc support came out.The add on acts like a ccp in game. so you plug the add on into the wii_mote and than you plug in the gamecube controller in. Please get informed before you post comments.
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                • Are you people serious? “The new line of controllers are wired and plug directly into the Wii Remote External Extension Connector.” THE DAMNED ARTICLE IS ONLY THREE SENTENCES LONG. IT’S THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF ROCKET SCIENCE!

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      • It might. Since the controller is plugged into the Wii remote, it might act as a classic controller pro. Which means any game you can play with the classic controller pro should work with this one, but only if it will recognize it as a classic controller pro.

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  1. …aaaaaaand here it is, finally announced. Really wish it didn’t have to be plugged into the Wiimote but I figured it would. I’m gonna try my Wii U Pro Controller but I think i’ll probably be using this.

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  2. I think the pro smashers wanted it to be wired to the console, due wireless getting bumpy if their if there is too much interference

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    • to many the gamecube controller holy controller. Though it’s s pad is shit, other wise its good controller. Many smash fans can’t learn to adapt, so they ask for that it…alot. i can use the wii mote and nunchuk and still kick ass

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  3. Why couldn’t Nintendo just fucking make it themselves. The controller is 3rd party it will fucking suck and will most likely have issues.

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      • What are you talking about? Brawl was a floor tripping, online lagfest of a clusterfuck mess.

        Sure it has more characters and content but still how is it any better? Melee actually felt fast paced and competitive. That’s the Smash Bros. I enjoy playing the most and I hope the next one feels more fast paced like Melee.

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  4. Fucking finally, beign wireless is not going to go well with the Competitive players though, specially for competitions. At least we get our GC controller I just wished it was a 1st party controller.

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  5. Sounds like Nintendo maybe heading in the right direction to pump up the hype for Smash Bros. :3

    GameCube coming back from the dead. :D Oh yeah.

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  6. Only itemless stock players want gc controller support anyone not playing smash4 with the gamepad or pro is doing it wrong the pro pad is 1000 times better then the gc pad hell I played brawl with the wiimote and nunchuck but those days are over now pro all day

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  7. Gay Commander you shouldn’t comment about wii u at all you Atheist faggot because you don’t have one.

    Therefore your comments on Wii U are invalid
    Like Donko said

    “fuck you, buy a wii u, AND THEN tell me why is it so fucking great”

    Don’t be like a faggot whose never tasted sweet big black female booty and tells us black booty is sweet.

    Freaking hypocrite, but Faggots are the biggest hypocritics

    THEY PRETEND TO BE FEMALE, WHEN THEY NOT

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    • It has the best button layout for Smash Bros… I literally cannot play Smash Bros without a GC cotroller. It’s too hard.

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  8. Just make a pro controller that look like a game cube add the L button, make the analog sticks click…you should have done this for the Wii generation you retard.

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    • Piece of shit controller right there. And here I was getting all hyped that I would be able to play the next smash bros with a gamecube like controller. Seriously, why doesn’t somebody make a proper gamecube controller for wii u?

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    • It’s not the amount of controllers you have that matters, it is about having a controller that has a button layout that is similar or identical to the gamecube controller, because the GC controller is the best controller ever made and it is almost impossible to play Smash Bros well without it.

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      • I love the Wii U pro controller, and even though the GameCube controller is good, it’s overrated. Also, as long as I get to play SSB, I don’t care. I’m not one of those “hardcore” gamers who only plays to win, I play mostly for the fun!

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          • Sure it is funnier to win, but I’m not buyi g two more $60-$70 controllers just to win in a game. I’ll buy the game, practice, and become as good as I can with the Wii U Pro Controller!

            I wonder how good that controller is going to be for this game, some of the people joining the tournment at e3 can probably share their opinion on it, and how it is compared to the GCN one.

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      • Uh… I play Brawl all the time using the Classic Controller, amd even the Wii Remote held sideways. I can play perfectly fine either way. All you need is an analog stick or D-Pad to move, 2 attack buttons, and a shoulder button to guard.

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  9. I gasped in amazement at the headline. Then I clicked and read the article. So disappointing and such a wasted opportunity. Nintendo seriously cannot get anything right. Or maybe they can’t get anything Wii U-related right.

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  10. Wish they would have made it a USB controller. Now we are still dealing with potential input lag purely due to the nature of wireless bluetooth. :/

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  11. My dreams have come true! I was dreaming about this sort of thing only a few weeks ago! My only real qualm is the lack of a c-stick representative, but we have more buttons now, so it might not matter.

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  12. I actually have the MayFlash adapter that already lets me use my Gamecube Controller on my Wii U (The Wii U sees it as a Classic Controller) So I can just use that instead.

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  13. What’s the point? They aren’t actually “wired” if they plug into the Wimote. You’ll be tied to AA’s, still get imput lag, still have issues in a tournament setting, etc.

    These should have been WiiU Pro controllers in a GC shell, that could connect to the WiiU through USB. This is ridiculous and ultimately useless.

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  14. It’s funny in how the person who was butthurt about nintendo products is someone who has all of them, so he claims. (The irony is real with this one). On topic though… Fucking All Of My YES to this.

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  15. YES! Day one purchase for me. Hopefully it’ll work with Mario Kart 8, too. The Gamecube controller has always been my favorite.

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  16. bullshit, the design is just like the fightpads for the xbox and ps3 made for street fighter.

    gamecube inspired my ass, goddamnit i really wanted a GAMECUBE controller not a unorignal knockoff

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  17. People are dumb the controller is designed to look like a classic game cube controller for the wiiu for the new smash bros people keep saying will it support brawl it’s only for the wiiu idiot’s dosent

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    • Your wrong it will work for brawl i can almost promise you that.

      I think your wrong

      #1 A another 3rd party already made this add on when the wii with no gamecube support was launch.

      #2 the add on acts like a ccp in game.

      #3 you plug add_on into the wii remote and then plug in your game_cube controller.

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    • First of all, learn how to spell.

      Second of all, this controller plugs into the Wii Remote and functions like a Classic Controller, meaning it will work for all games that support the Classic Controller.

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  18. Am i the only one wonder why the fuck would you have to connect it to a wii-remote instead of just making it wireless? so if you dont already own a Wii U and want to play this game with your friends you need to buy the Console, the game, 4 wii-motes and 4 of these controllers?

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  19. No, you can also use any classic controllers you already have, or get pro controllers, or even just the wiimoyes and nunchaku attachments.

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