13 June 2018 - 14:41

New GameCube Controllers will be designed for Nintendo Switch | E3 2018

The controller is releasing Dec. 7, alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the next entry in the Smash Bros. series, was announced yesterday with the biggest roster in the series history.

The announcement included something fans had hoped for since the game was first teased—confirmation of GameCube controller support for the title.

When the game was initially unveiled, Nintendo only revealed that the GameCube controllers would be compatible with the game. Older models of the controller will be usable in the game too.

Nintendo has now revealed that they will be bringing out a new edition of the controller that will be specifically made to work with Nintendo Switch systems. The announcement came from the Super Smash Bros. website with Nintendo stating that they are looking to bring out this newly designed controller when the game launches on Dec. 7.

Nintendo has not provided much information on how the controllers will link to the Nintendo Switch. It's possible that the controllers could either be wireless, or be connected to the Nintendo Switch dock through a USB connection.

This isn't the first Smash Bros. title after Melee to use GameCube controllers controllers. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U also gave players the option to use GameCube controllers through an adapter.

This adapter added Switch functionality in a surprise update last fall out of nowhere. GameCube controllers also work with other Nintendo Switch titles, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more recently, Mario Tennis Aces.

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