When the next entry in the Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, was announced last week, players had one major question. Will it work with GameCube controllers?
Nintendo confirmed that it would, but most believed Nintendo would just bring out an adapter for the controller, similar to Smash Bros. for Wii U. That was until Nintendo revealed that a new GameCube-style controller was being made specifically for the Switch system.
Now those controllers are finally available to pre-order, and they are cheaper then expected.
The controller comes out on Dec. 7 to tie in with the release of the new game. But the adapter, which will let fans use their old GameCube controllers, has not yet been given a release date.
The GameCube controller adapter alone is a lot cheaper then the Wii U version, which has skyrocketed in its price since the Smash Bros. Ultimate announcement on second-hand buying sites like Ebay. Official Wii U adapters have been selling up to $85 as sellers look to take advantage of the announcement, up from $30 to $40 that they were selling a few months ago.
The Wii U adapter was given Switch functionality in a surprise update last fall out of nowhere, allowing fans to use their classic controllers with titles such Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and, more recently, Mario Tennis Aces.