Official "GameCube" Controllers Coming For Smash Bros. Wii U

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Official "GameCube" Controllers Coming For Smash Bros. Wii U


Nintendo has partnered with peripheral maker PDP to create a line of "GameCube inspired" Wii pro controllers, just in time for Smash Bros. Wii U.

If you ask any Smash Bros. player what their controller of choice is, the answer will always be the same. The GameCube controller. Nothing in the Nintendo arsenal of Wiimotes and nun-chucks and pro-controllers has come close to matching the feel of the original purple monstrosity, so you can imagine our sadness when we learned that it wouldn't be compatible with the Wii U, and thus, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Luckily, Nintendo has just announced it is partnering with peripheral maker PDP to create a line of "GameCube inspired" controllers, that will plug into the bottom of your Wiimote like a standard Wii classic controller. The "Wired Fight Pad" should be in our hands just in time for the release of the new Smash Bros. GameCube fans rejoice!

The Wired Fight Pad, which will be an officially licensed Nintendo product, will feature fan-favorite Nintendo characters such as Mario, Yoshi, and Princess Peach with a shape inspired by the original Nintendo GameCube Controller. It's been given a RRP of $24.99 - not bad considering official GameCube controllers for the Wii go for around $50 these days.

The only thing I'm slightly annoyed at is now I have to go out and buy a whole new suite of controllers for my Wii U. I already have the pad, the remotes, the nunchucks, the pro controllers, and the classic controllers. Why didn't they just do this in the first place with the Wii classic controller?

Source: Nintendo Enthusiast [http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/pdp-partners-nintendo-release-gamecube-controller-inspired-pad-wii-u-time-smash-bros/]

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Bah, Nintendo. Usually I'd be excited for this except I already bought this thing just for the game:
That's what I get for thinking ahead.

I also find it kinda strange that it plugs into a Wii Remote, I'd much rather have an all wireless controller. No denying that the GameCube had one of the best controllers around though.
 

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Wow, the Wii U is almost in purchase worthy. I need at least 1 of 2 things in order for me to buy a Wii U. Either they release a new controller with a longer charge life, OR they release a port of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Either one of those two and I'm really to buy my first Current-Gen console.
 

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Awesome... So, can it also be bundled with the game? Or maybe it can also be part of the "pending" Smash Bros Wii U bundle?

You know what? It's doesn't matter because I'm buying two of them, anyway...
 

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Not bad considering official GameCube controllers for the Wii go for around $50 these days.
Whaaa? I have like four of those things and I don't even use them. Jeez, I really regret never developing my eBay account.
 

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If it's as beautiful as it sounds I may get the controller and an adapter for my PC, then get angry at all the games that only accept Xbox controllers and nothing else.
 

Nazulu

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I agree Steve, they should have just stayed with the Gamecube controllers, they are the best bloody controllers I have ever used. I consider it backwards not to use 'em.

Surprisingly, I've liked all Nintendo's moves recently. Can't wait to see how this new Smash turns out.

Edit: Scratch that last sentence, plugging in the Wii mote is really lame.
 

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Smash tournament and Gamecube controllers? They just need to release a version with foxes only and Final Destination. The tournament players will probably stop complaining. Or maybe, they won't. I've seen people refuse to play the game if it's not melee or Project M.
 

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The Gamecube controller remains my favourite, though having to plug it into a Wii mote will probably urge me to stick to the Wii U pro controller.
 

Nazulu

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Random Argument Man said:
Smash tournament and Gamecube controllers? They just need to release a version with foxes only and Final Destination. The tournament players will probably stop complaining. Or maybe, they won't.
Fox is one of the top tier characters and Final Destination is one of the best stages for fair matches, so it's understandable when your putting money into it. However, as someone who watches the tournaments, they don't just use Fox and play only in Final Destination. It's unfortunate they didn't balance the game enough so that's why there are always popular characters.

Random Argument Man said:
I've seen people refuse to play the game if it's not melee or Project M.
I'm interested to know, what do they mean if it's not Melee?
 

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I would approve if the controller would be N64 replica
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This looks and sounds awesome. GC controllers were nice, I think the pad will work nicely too, so maybe just getting 3 of these when the pricec finally drops a little.
Althou just playing with the wiimotes makes it a bit more challenging :p
 

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Nazulu said:
I'm interested to know, what do they mean if it's not Melee?
Super Smash Bros: Melee, the second Smash Bros for the Gamecube.

Also the best Smash Brothers, for reasons known only to Nintendo they removed most of the more technical moves from Brawl and slowed movement down slightly. It's not the same without air dodging and wave dashing damnit!
 

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Maxtro said:
Sounds cool but why the heck is it wired?
On one hand, I understand it, but on the other, it makes no sense at all.

A wired pad is better for a competitive game like Smash Bros, you don't want to be worrying about controller battery and connectivity, especially for tournaments.

On the other hand, the Wii U pro controller has a ridiculously long battery life, the longest battery life out of any controller I'm pretty sure. Strange that they're not using the same battery for this controller. Might be because it's a third party producing them.
 

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Honestly, I'd rather just use the Wii U gamepad if this controller relies on being plugged into a Wiimote, a detail many people seem to be overlooking. Why can't it plug into the Wii U with a USB connection? The fact that it's wired doesn't diminish its reliance on the Wiimote's battery, does it (full disclosure, I never used the Classic Controller or anything)?

I actually have grown quite fond of the normal Wii U gamepad. Aside from the structuring making the normal L and R buttons a bit convoluted to use, the thing is quite comfortable to use and is a remarkable piece of technology. I don't like it quite as much as the PS4 controller based on the few times I've used that, but it's certainly no worse than the PS3 controller in my mind, which has been my mainstay gamepad for the last four years.
 

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Steven Bogos said:
I already have the pad, the remotes, the nunchucks, the pro controllers, and the classic controllers.
What reason is there, at this point, for you to own more than one Pro Controller?

I mean, I was considering maybe picking up a few more for MK8, although since I'm usually just fine with Remotes + Wheels there and I now know (just in time!) that this is coming out later I think I'll hold off.
 

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I'm with everyone else on this - Why attach it to a Wii remote when you can just make a few adjustments to the GC controller to accommodate a Wii battery and Bluetooth sensor? I'd rather deal with a controller that's about as heavy as the Wavebird rather than have a Wii remote freely swinging around on a wire...
 

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Now, how about making the WiiU able to play the GameCube games I love?

Honestly, though, I love my pro controller, and I think this attachment's more for milking nostalgia than anything else. Or maybe a good inexpensive alternative, now that I think about it.

Seriously though, Nintendo. GameCube backwards compatibility. Get on that. Please?
 

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Steven Bogos said:
If you ask any Smash Bros. player what their controller of choice is, the answer will always be the same. The GameCube controller.
Am I alone in preferring the Wii remote & nun-chuck? Not in general but for Smash Bros. I used to be prefer the Gamecube controller but then I got used to the Wii and I just feel like I have greater control than before :/
 

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Maxtro said:
Sounds cool but why the heck is it wired?
Its the preference of the fighting game community. Mostly because wireless remotes tend to cause interference between multiple players. Having wired controllers may be a bit outdated, but at least you won't have mixed signals during a major competition.
 

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canadamus_prime said:
Sounds cool, but why didn't they make the classic/pro controller like that in the first place?
I always questioned this as well. I never understood why Nintendo went with a design similar to the 360 controller instead of the ever so lovely GameCube controller.

OT: Welp, now I'm set on getting this controller for sure. Really I would always have access to the GameCube controller if the new Smash supported classic controllers on the Wiimote because of the Mayflash adapter I have (I highly recommend it). This just makes things easier for me.
 

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I guess I have no choice, I must have this controller. I've only learned to play Smash Bros. with the Gamecube controller, even the original Smash Bros. had a similar control scheme which made going to Melee pretty easy.

I wonder if this could be used for other games too?
 

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Auron225 said:
Steven Bogos said:
If you ask any Smash Bros. player what their controller of choice is, the answer will always be the same. The GameCube controller.
Am I alone in preferring the Wii remote & nun-chuck? Not in general but for Smash Bros. I used to be prefer the Gamecube controller but then I got used to the Wii and I just feel like I have greater control than before :/
You are not alone!! The thing that's great in brawl is the fact you can reconfigure the controls, personally I make down on the + pad be jump, and disable up on control stick's jump. It makes every action be between my thumb and forefinger, and I wouldn't want it any other way, I even met a player recently who just uses a wiimote by itself and he was even damn good with it! My wife also uses wiimote and nunchuck...
 

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Hero of Lime said:
I guess I have no choice, I must have this controller. I've only learned to play Smash Bros. with the Gamecube controller, even the original Smash Bros. had a similar control scheme which made going to Melee pretty easy.

I wonder if this could be used for other games too?
If so then I can finally play Wind Waker HD with a "GameCube" controller. :D
I may have Mayflash adapter, but it won't work unless the games support classic controllers. >.<
Course this also means I can use my GameCube controller on all Wii and VC games on my Wii U, so there is that.
 

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fix-the-spade said:
Nazulu said:
I'm interested to know, what do they mean if it's not Melee?
Super Smash Bros: Melee, the second Smash Bros for the Gamecube.

Also the best Smash Brothers, for reasons known only to Nintendo they removed most of the more technical moves from Brawl and slowed movement down slightly. It's not the same without air dodging and wave dashing damnit!
In that case, I agree. You can't improve games by cutting out fun game play elements. I never had to wave dash because Australia didn't have many players that could, but the air dodge was one of the greatest additions, giving you more alternatives to evade and surprise. I'll be very disappointed if they leave that out.
 

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Neronium said:
canadamus_prime said:
Sounds cool, but why didn't they make the classic/pro controller like that in the first place?
I always questioned this as well. I never understood why Nintendo went with a design similar to the 360 controller instead of the ever so lovely GameCube controller.
Well, in addition to having the same general layout as the GamePad's sticks and buttons I would suspect it was a carrot to third-party developers to make it a little easier to port multiplatform games. And we've seen how well that has worked out...
 

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Is there a way to make Wavebirds work with the WiiU? Because I still have a pair and they are like my favorite controllers ever.
 

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Neronium said:
Hero of Lime said:
I guess I have no choice, I must have this controller. I've only learned to play Smash Bros. with the Gamecube controller, even the original Smash Bros. had a similar control scheme which made going to Melee pretty easy.

I wonder if this could be used for other games too?
If so then I can finally play Wind Waker HD with a "GameCube" controller. :D
I may have Mayflash adapter, but it won't work unless the games support classic controllers. >.<
Course this also means I can use my GameCube controller on all Wii and VC games on my Wii U, so there is that.
On one hand, I would be happy to use the Gamecube controller for Wii U Zelda games, but I thought the gamepad was actually pretty great for Zelda games too. Either way I am pretty happy that Nintendo realized they needed to revive the glorious Gamecube controller.
 

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Steve Waltz said:
Wow, the Wii U is almost in purchase worthy. I need at least 1 of 2 things in order for me to buy a Wii U. Either they release a new controller with a longer charge life, OR they release a port of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Either one of those two and I'm really to buy my first Current-Gen console.
New controller with longer charge life?

You mean...


You know... The controller with a battery that lasts longer than the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers COMBINED?
 

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FizzyIzze said:
Dexterity said:
This is gonna sound random, but can you use that controller with the gamepad while using the gamepad as a screen?
I'm not sure, never tried. I just use the gamepad, the gamepad is quite comfortable despite what it looks like. The only flaw is that it weighs slightly more than other controllers.
 

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FizzyIzze said:
Dexterity said:
This is gonna sound random, but can you use that controller with the gamepad while using the gamepad as a screen?
Nope, it's either one or the other. If both are on and plan to be used then the Pro Controller will be player 2 because player 1 is always the default for the GamePad. Of course usually I just use the Pro Controller because the GamePad is useless on most Wii U games and isn't an integral part of the experience except in only a few early tech demo games.
 

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The thing that I find the most entertaining about this news is that, overall, the response is not just positive, but optimistic.

People are hoping that this control scheme will be implemented for most Wii U games, retroactively.

I would love that tbh, but it's entertaining to think that (simply) a new controller might earn Nintendo "some" of it's fans back. You know, it's a step in the right direction and I'm marginally more interested to play Pikmin 3 now, if it controls like it's predecessors, but Nintendo NEED Third-Party Support or the Wii U will die due to a lack of content.

Hopefully, this news marks a change in it's targeted demographic, ever since Iwata abandoned the core and went after the casual market. Still, winning back the betrayed hearts of the (previously) most loyal gaming fanbase in history will take more than a controller.

I'm still waiting for my olive branch.
 

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Nazulu said:
Random Argument Man said:
I've seen people refuse to play the game if it's not melee or Project M.
I'm interested to know, what do they mean if it's not Melee?
They refuse to play Brawl since there was no wave dashing and because there was tripping. Some refused to play the N64 version for similar reasons. Sometimes, it's because their main characters are too different. The only time they've considered another version of Smash is Project M since it's more closer to Melee.

The biggest complaint of those guys however is that they hate it very much when the stage or some random effects affects their gameplay. It's why they prefer to play on Final Destination with no items.

I can understand disliking certain aspects of the game. What I hate the most from "tournament rules only player" is they force others to play by their rules. I enjoy a "no item" match or a battle of skills as much as any Smash players. However, I also enjoy changing the rules to make matches more chaotic like pretty much any Nintendo multiplayer games.

If we played Mario Kart or Mario Party without some chaos factor in it, most people wouldn't enjoy it. It makes things tip the scale and it develops skills for adaptation to gameplay.
 

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Good.
I could never get used to using the Wii remote for Smash Bros Brawl, not after using the Gamecube controller so much for Melee.
 

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Steve Waltz said:
Wow, the Wii U is almost in purchase worthy. I need at least 1 of 2 things in order for me to buy a Wii U. Either they release a new controller with a longer charge life, OR they release a port of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Either one of those two and I'm really to buy my first Current-Gen console.
while the first crystal chronicles was nice, i'd rather they make a new one, since the sequels that have been made introduced a whole ton of additions and improvements (and also acknowledging when they added things that people didn't like and removing them) that I feel makes a much better game than the first. One of those, but with the fancy art assets that are now possible on the newer systems, and damn, that would make a fine game.
 

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I for one am pleased, the GCC is one of the more comfortable controllers i've ever used. I just hope the improve the D-pad.
 

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Maxtro said:
Sounds cool but why the heck is it wired?
Because a lot of people would prefer to not have input lag. Especially with how fast button commands are done in Smash Bros (mostly Melee).
 

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Oh my goooooooooooooooood! I want it! That was seriously the best controller ever. I mean, I love the 360 controller to death, but the GameCube controller... Those triggers T^T
 

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Random Argument Man said:
Nazulu said:
Random Argument Man said:
I've seen people refuse to play the game if it's not melee or Project M.
I'm interested to know, what do they mean if it's not Melee?
They refuse to play Brawl since there was no wave dashing and because there was tripping. Some refused to play the N64 version for similar reasons. Sometimes, it's because their main characters are too different. The only time they've considered another version of Smash is Project M since it's more closer to Melee.

The biggest complaint of those guys however is that they hate it very much when the stage or some random effects affects their gameplay. It's why they prefer to play on Final Destination with no items.

I can understand disliking certain aspects of the game. What I hate the most from "tournament rules only player" is they force others to play by their rules. I enjoy a "no item" match or a battle of skills as much as any Smash players. However, I also enjoy changing the rules to make matches more chaotic like pretty much any Nintendo multiplayer games.

If we played Mario Kart or Mario Party without some chaos factor in it, most people wouldn't enjoy it. It makes things tip the scale and it develops skills for adaptation to gameplay.
Refused to play, don't you mean they don't want to play? I'll admit I've only been to one tournament (that was shit) so I don't see any tourney players you're probably talking about, but they're allowed their preference. I mean, you gotta understand that Brawl has it's flaws, and the N64 is lacking a lot (though I still love the feel of it).

However, if you mean they can't just play casually, then yes, I can imagine they would be annoying to deal with. I'm pretty sure that's what you're saying. I prefer to play it with low items myself to make it that little more exciting.

So that's what people mean when they mock "tourney" players (not real tourney), is that they're so uptight they must keep every little random obstacle out of the way? I thought you/they mocked the actual tourney players in general (who make money) because of the top tiers.
 
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...........


Wii-u is now under consideration for me to purchase.


Dammit Nintendo, YOU JUST HAD TO PULL A RABBIT OUT OF YOUR HAT.
 

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This was the news that got me onboard with the Wii U. When I have money saved up, I'll pick up these controllers and a Wii U with the new Smash when appropriate.

Finally, a reason to buy the thing for myself has appeared. Can't be left behind in the smash world, my friends will surpass me! :D
 

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FizzyIzze said:
Dexterity said:
This is gonna sound random, but can you use that controller with the gamepad while using the gamepad as a screen?
Since you snipped the post you quoted, I can only guess what you are asking.

I am guessing that you want to know if you can use the Pro Controller with the Gamepad as a screen. I play VC games that way sometimes. It works fine. You can also use the WiiMote plus classic controller that way too.
 

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WeepingAngels said:
FizzyIzze said:
Dexterity said:
This is gonna sound random, but can you use that controller with the gamepad while using the gamepad as a screen?
Since you snipped the post you quoted, I can only guess what you are asking.

I am guessing that you want to know if you can use the Pro Controller with the Gamepad as a screen. I play VC games that way sometimes. It works fine. You can also use the WiiMote plus classic controller that way too.
Yes, that's correct. Sorry, I snipped the original because I was asking Neronium directly and he had posted a large image of the Pro controller, but I got a response saying no, the game pad couldn't be used as a small screen. However, I can't blame him or anyone that responded no because it looks like it has to be used in a very specific way.

I think this addresses my (strange) question and officially confirms what you're saying:
How to Use the Wii U GamePad to Display Wii Mode. [http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1483/~/how-to-use-the-wii-u-gamepad-to-display-wii-mode]

So using the GamePad as a screen is called 'Wii Mode'? And it's for Wii or Virtual Console games only? AND...you can use wired controllers with it by plugging them into an original Wiimote?

Now that is just too fucking cool!
 

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FizzyIzze said:
WeepingAngels said:
FizzyIzze said:
Dexterity said:
This is gonna sound random, but can you use that controller with the gamepad while using the gamepad as a screen?
Since you snipped the post you quoted, I can only guess what you are asking.

I am guessing that you want to know if you can use the Pro Controller with the Gamepad as a screen. I play VC games that way sometimes. It works fine. You can also use the WiiMote plus classic controller that way too.
Yes, that's correct. Sorry, I snipped the original because I was asking Neronium directly and he had posted a large image of the Pro controller, but I got a response saying no, the game pad couldn't be used as a small screen. However, I can't blame him or anyone that responded no because it looks like it has to be used in a very specific way.

I think this addresses my (strange) question and officially confirms what you're saying:
How to Use the Wii U GamePad to Display Wii Mode. [http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1483/~/how-to-use-the-wii-u-gamepad-to-display-wii-mode]

So using the GamePad as a screen is called 'Wii Mode'? And it's for Wii or Virtual Console games only? AND...you can use wired controllers with it by plugging them into an original Wiimote?
Yeah, I played a Wiiware game called My Life as a King on the Gamepad screen with the Wiimote plus Classic Controller. I also played Super Paper Mario with the Wiimote(just a few minutes to test it) and I have played Earthbound that way with the Pro Controller.

The Gamepad is literally a second TV.

Now that is just too fucking cool!
Yeah, I like the Wii U hardware despite being underpowered compared to it's competition.
 

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WeepingAngels said:
Yeah, I played a Wiiware game called My Life as a King on the Gamepad screen with the Wiimote plus Classic Controller. I also played Super Paper Mario with the Wiimote(just a few minutes to test it) and I have played Earthbound that way with the Pro Controller.

The Gamepad is literally a second TV.


Yeah, I like the Wii U hardware despite being underpowered compared to it's competition.
I think I know why Nintendo did that, but regardless of the reasons I have new found respect for them. I say this as someone who actually hasn't considered buying a Wii U. If I had the money it would be PS4 first, then Wii U.

So if I have the details right, then...

One of the main selling points of the Wii U was being able to play all Wii U games on either a TV or just on the GamePad. Now, Nintendo had committed themselves to making the Wii U backwards compatible. But perhaps there was an issue with using just the GamePad for older BC games. It stands to reason that their solution was to ensure that wired/wireless controllers could be used while the GamePad was acting as a "dumb" screen. So Nintendo added infrared pickups to the GamePad so the old Wiimotes could be used, and you can also plug in wired controllers into the Wiimote if you preferred those instead.

All in all, it seems that Nintendo went through a lot of trouble to ensure not just backwards compatibility on "both screens", but also to make sure that the best controllers could be used for whatever reason.

I honestly haven't been giving Nintendo enough credit.
 

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This is actually pretty awesome.

The GC controller is the definitive Smash controller. As much as I like the gamepad, the button and stick positions are pretty crap for execution-heavy games. Additionally, the grips aren't great. I haven't actually tried the classic controller, but I actually still prefer the GC controller's button layout, with everything centered around the A button.
 

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Amazing. I would prefer it if it was a re-shelled Pro controller rather than a Classic controller (just so you don't need a Wiimote) but I guess doing it this way keeps the costs down and most Wii U owners would have Wiimotes anyway... plus it'll work with a standard Wii so that's pretty cool too.
 

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So I guess I'll be playing Smash U with 2 pro controllers, 1 classic pro controller and 1 classic GameCube controller.

Like the article mentioned however, why couldn't this be the Wii classic controller or the WiiU Pro Controller? The thing won't be nearly as great as it could be since it it shackled to the Wii Remote.

Nintendo really dropped the ball when they felt going back to the diamond button layout was a good idea. GameCube's layout was so good. Playing Wind waker in HD was great, but the buttons were never where I wanted them to be. And that has nothing to do with nostalgia for the game back in the day. I only played through WW once on the GameCube. I used my wavebirds all through the Wii when the game would let me. I just don't find the diamond layout intuitive. Even after being in that game for 25ish hours, I still look at the controller because I have no idea where Y is.

Also, this is evil. They are not only going to sell a bunch of these GameCube controller adapters, they're also going to sell a bunch of Wii remotes as well since not every WiiU owner has a full set.
Wii remote: $40
GameCube adapter: $25
vs
WiiU Pro Controller: $50

Why you gotta play us like that Nintendo?

Hopefully if this does well they'll consider releasing a standalone WiiU GC Pro Controller.
 

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I think some of you are missing the point as to why Nintendo went with a Wiimote required Classic Controller setup for this GC controller instead of a WiiU Pro Controller setup. It isn't due to being 'wired', as these controllers are still wireless, just through the Wiimote.

Nintendo is thinking past Smash Bros. and looking at the options for WiiU owners who also want to play games on the Wii Virtual Console (VC). Nintendo hasn't done enough yet to upgrade old Wii VC games to be compatible with the WiiU/WiiU Gamepad, so gamers who were previous Wii owners with lots of VC titles who transferred to the WiiU or new WiiU owners looking for classic games have few controller options:

For NES games through the Wii:
Wiimote required, Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro optional (not to be confused with the WiiU Pro Controller)

For SNES or N64 games through the Wii:
Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro required

And guess what? Nintendo has discontinued the Classic Controller (Old and Pro versions), so there is no longer Nintendo licensed controllers to play these games that can be bought new at retail. The WiiU Pro Controllers won't work with anything from the Wii (although this misstep always puzzled me), so these new GC controllers will be that option. Since Nintendo is probably looking to bring their GC games to WiiU VC as well, these controllers will be perfect for that as well.

Bottom line: you're getting licensed wired GC controllers that are 'wireless' with the Wiimotes (which many of us have already), but will be compatible with way more titles available for the WiiU (via the Wii VC and eventually GC VC titles) instead of a WiiU Pro Controller version that won't solve the current VC problems, even if there is the minor inconvenience of needing a Wiimote too.
 

alj

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why not just make a USB adapter for then wavebird and then i can use it on my PC too :)
 

mew4ever23

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Too late for me, because I already own a set of these [http://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-Nintendo-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Wii/dp/B00BS520SG].

..Hang on, I thought Nintendo wasn't allowed to make those anymore due to a patent lawsuit?
 

Atmos Duality

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Random Argument Man said:
They refuse to play Brawl since there was no wave dashing and because there was tripping.
I get tripping; as a random element, it was really really annoying.

But No Wave Dashing? Given the numerous variation of the hardcore mantra "Get good or get out" (or "Adapt or die") I can't really say I feel sorry for them.

The biggest complaint of those guys however is that they hate it very much when the stage or some random effects affects their gameplay. It's why they prefer to play on Final Destination with no items.
That, I can mostly get behind: Brawl has level mechanics specifically designed to fuck over the player in the lead, especially if human. When items are turned on, I notice power items spawn closest to those in last place, while "booby traps" like exploding boxes/capsules spawn above the heads of those in the lead.

I can understand disliking certain aspects of the game. What I hate the most from "tournament rules only player" is they force others to play by their rules. I enjoy a "no item" match or a battle of skills as much as any Smash players. However, I also enjoy changing the rules to make matches more chaotic like pretty much any Nintendo multiplayer games.
Agreed, completely.
Personally, melee ruined fighting games for me (competitive games at large, in fact) because the extremely elitist mentality of "play my meta or GTFO" reigned. I respect high skill challenges, but a game cannot just be a sport for the hardcore if it is to have longevity.
 

Steven Bogos

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Bah, Nintendo. Usually I'd be excited for this except I already bought this thing just for the game:
That's what I get for thinking ahead.

I also find it kinda strange that it plugs into a Wii Remote, I'd much rather have an all wireless controller. No denying that the GameCube had one of the best controllers around though.
Only beaten by the 360 and PS4 controller of course. Those controllers are superb.