Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter Coming to Wii U for Smash Bros.

GameCube Controller Adapter

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U will be compatible with Nintendo GameCube controllers, courtesy of an adapter revealed by Nintendo today in a promotional video for E3’s Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament.

The adapter will seemingly occupy two USB ports on the front of the Wii U system, allowing players to connect up to four wired Nintendo GameCube controllers to play the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title.

This is big news for competitive Smash Bros players, with the Nintendo GameCube controller being widely considered as the definitive Smash Bros control option, especially considering the Wii U Pro Controller’s questionable button layout.

Nintendo declined to comment on whether this peripheral would be compatible with other games, or if wireless Wavebird controllers will also be supported.

The announcement of GameCube controller super has also lead to speculation that Nintendo could be adding some much-requested GameCube games to the Wii U’s Virtual Console library.

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