Leading third-party manufacturer of video game accessories PDP has announced a launch window for the four new Wired Fight Pads for Wii U. As previously reported, Nintendo characters such as Link, Samus, Wario, and Donkey Kong will join the original three characters – Mario, Yoshi, and Princess Peach with Luigi due to arrive soon – in early 2015. Though no specific date has been set, the second wave of wired fight pads, inspired by the GameCube controller shape, will be priced at $24.99.
Licensed by Nintendo, the Wired Fight Pad can be used with both the Wii and Wii U consoles, which needs to be plugged into the Wii Remote external extension connector for use. The GameCube-styled pad can also be used for all Wii and Wii U games that support the Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, along with some Virtual Console games. Check out the gallery below to get a closer look at Link, Samus, Wario and Donkey Kong’s designs.