E3 2014: GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U bundles and price announced

Nintendo of America have confirmed some more details about the upcoming GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U.

You’ll be able to buy the the adapter by itself, a new controller by itself or you can pick up the adapter, a new controller and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U all at the same time.

The adapter is thankfully pretty cheap at US$19.99, the new controllers which come with a Smash Bros marking are US$29.99 and the entire bundle is US$99.99 – a hardcore price, but if you want to be the best…

We’ll be asking Nintendo Australia first thing in the morning for pricing, but for now check out some sexy shots below.

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  • Nicholas Steel
    June 11, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Although I am a huge fan of gamecube controllers, I can’t help but be annoyed that Nintendo is releasing yet another control system for the console. How many games are going to support this controller? Will there be a Gamecube Virtual Console?

    It’s just a bit strange because we have the Wiimote, Wiimote+, Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic pro Controller, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii U Gamepad and the Wii Nunchuck and now there will be the Gamecube Controller, WTF!

  • jambo
    June 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

    You’re getting annoyed at MORE options?


  • Mckenzie2650
    June 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

    My Wavebird shall rise from the ashes like the glorious Phoenix it is. So glad they’ve done this.

  • mysteryman
    June 11, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Except these aren’t new controllers. Only the gamepad (which is bundled) and the pro controller are new.

    The rest are legacy controllers. Offering backwards compatibility is a good thing. For those of us that still have our Gamecube and/or Wii controllers, they aren’t going to waste like they would on PS4/Xbone; you have a long list of controllers, but wouldn’t it be worse to have several DS1, DS2 & DS3 controllers laying about while you used your new set of DS4s?

    For those who never got into the Gamecube and/or Wii, there is still the possibility of finding a set of secondhand controllers for a fraction of the price.

    And lastly, they aren’t mandatory, save perhaps wiimotes. But who honestly doesn’t have an otherwise unused wiimote laying about, or know someone who does?

  • Nicholas Steel
    June 12, 2014 at 10:41 am

    The problem is that virtually no developer is going to support every single controller method, like how currently various games support the Wii U Pro Controller but not the Wii Classic Controller or Wii Classic Pro Controller even though all 3 feature the same number of buttons/analog sticks.

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