Nintendo Announces GameCube-Inspired Wii U Controller | Fanboys Anonymous

Nintendo Announces GameCube-Inspired Wii U Controller

Posted by Caelan Dooley Friday, May 23, 2014
Nintendo has gone through many design changes when it comes to its controllers, from the simple rectangle of the NES to N64's odd shape and GameCube's heaping mess of buttons. By the time the company released the Wii and the Wii U, their simplistic remote made it easy for anyone to pick up—and just as fun as all of its predecessors. Although the new innovative advances have always been the forefront of Nintendo, the gaming company has recently partnered with Performance Designed Products (PDP) to release a GameCube-inspired controller for the Wii U.

New Wii U controller will be released with Super Smash Bros.

The leading manufacturer of video game accessories, PDP announced that the new remote—called the Wired Fight Pad—will come just in time for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U this holiday season. Officially licensed by Nintendo and inspired by GameCube's controller, it's safe to say that it will bring that nostalgic feel of 2001.

Compatible with the Wii and Wii U, the Wired Fight Pad will plug into a Wii Remote the same way the Nunchuk does and will feature classic fan-favorite characters such as Mario, Yoshi, and Princess Peach.

GameCube-inspired controller will bring back nostalgia with new Super Smash Bros.

GameCube's controller has been the preferred choice when it comes to Super Smash Bros.—although nothing is like actually punching Princess Peach in the face (at least simulated with the Wii, close enough)—but GameCube's button scheme made gameplay that much better.

No official design has been released by either company, but PDP said the Wired Fight Pad will be available later this year for $25, launching alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Game Informer reported.

Are you excited to brawl on this new controller? Let us know in the comment section below!
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAELAN DOOLEY

Caelan Dooley is a queer artist, activist, and writer, covering comics, tech, and video games. She regularly performs with the Rich Weirdoes, Orlando's Rocky Horror shadow cast. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.

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