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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

E3 2014: Nintendo details GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U

News by Clark A.

Just a couple of weeks before E3, Nintendo announced via Twitter that a peripheral would be coming to Wii U to enable support for Game Cube controllers. The intended use of this adapter, of course, is for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U. The company has now let out a few extra tidbits that should appease fans of Nintendo's old purple lunchbox.

Firstly, Nintendo will start reproducing Game Cube controllers and selling them for $29.99 USD a pop. That fancy flaming Smash Ball logo will stay intact and differentiates them from the original models. The controllers can be used to play Super Smash Bros. on Wii U but are also backwards-compatible with Game Cube and early Wii models.

The adapter itself will run you $19.99 USD and support all your old and new Game Cube controllers (including the wireless WaveBird). It runs using two of the Wii U's USB ports.

There's also a special bundle coming out that includes the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., a Game Cube controller, and the adapter. It'll run you $99.99 USD, which is a slight saving over buying all the components individually.

Wii U owners will have to wait a while longer than 3DS owners to snag the game, but the console version will certainly have multiplayer options out the wazoo for all the impending Smash parties.

- Clark A.
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E3 2014: Nintendo details GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U
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