Nintendo Wii U To Soon Support GameCube Controllers Via An Adapter (Video)

wiiu-gamecube-adapterNintendo's Wii U has not been in the spotlight for positive reasons due to poor sales which in turn has resulted in a lack of games being produced for the system. However, Nintendo has just released Mario Kart 8 as of today which may be enough to attract diehard Mario fans into purchasing the console.

Another extremely popular title that will soon hit the next-gen system is an updated version of the cult-classic Super Smash Bros. which will also be available exclusively on the Wii U in addition to the company's popular handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS.

A new video was posted on Nintendo's YouTube account just yesterday which discussed their upcoming Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament that will be held at this year's E3 conference. At the end of the video (near the 2:20 mark), they threw in quite a curveball.

This was a sneaky announcement of an officially licensed GameCube adapter that will allow gamers the chance to plug in up to 4 wired GameCube controllers and experience the new Super Smash Bros. title in way that is more comfortable for diehard Smash fans.

Unfortunately, there are still many questions left unanswered concerning this new adapter. For example, there is no word on pricing, availability, or cross-title compatibility as of now with no real emphasis on when we should learn these details.

However, we do know the adapter will be utilized and shown off during the E3 tournament so my best guess is more information will be shared at that time.

Via: Engadget
Source: YouTube