If you’re denying that the Nintendo GameCube controller wasn’t one of the most comfortable controllers to ever game with, then you need to go sit in a corner. I don’t know what it is about odd little controller with its messy button scheme, but it’s completely ruined me for any other console controller. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the Wavebird.
So when Nintendo made the best marketing decision ever and casually announced they’ll be selling an adapter that allows you to play the new Super Smash Bros. with a GameCube controller, I just about punched myself in the face. I must be dreaming, right? Wrong.
Coming this holiday season, the adapter itself will cost you $20. But if you don’t already have a GameCube controller, you’ll have to purchase one — and that’ll put you out another $30.
Of course, you’ll need the game, too. Thankfully, the kind folks at Nintendo have put together a bundle — adapter, controller, and Super Smash — all for the low price of $100.
It may seem a bit steep, but considering you’ll most likely be buying all of anyway, starting with a $60 game, shelling out an extra $40 doesn’t seem too bad. Think of it this way: you’ll save $10, and you’ll be able to destroy your friend’s contender and self-esteem with Pac-Man using the world’s most comfortable controller.
And we’re not arguing about it — you know it is.
Check out the full press release below:
Nintendo GameCube controller for Super Smash Bros.: Many Super Smash Bros. fans grew up playing Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube system, and some will always prefer that system’s controller. The Nintendo GameCube controller also could be used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii. To honor that devoted loyalty to a classic way to play, Nintendo is introducing an adapter that lets up to four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers work with Wii U. The adapter will be available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Nintendo is also launching a retro Nintendo GameCube controller with Super Smash Bros. markings at a suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, Nintendo is offering a special bundle that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, one special Nintendo GameCube controller and one adapter at a suggested retail price of $99.99. All of these items are scheduled to launch the same day as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U this holiday season.