Nintendo of America revealed today on their twitter account that the WiiU version of Super Smash Bros will be playable with Gamecube controllers. I AM PUMPED!
When I heard about this I was deeply surprised. Nintendo taking a step back and using Gamecube controllers on the WiiU is a shocking move on their part. From this little reveal, there are already big and great things ahead for Nintendo.
The fact that Nintendo is now allowing Gamecube controllers combined with the “For Glory” online mode means that Nintendo is recognizing their hardcore audience. They are connecting to them while still embracing their casual audience. As such, I expect we’ll see more news in the future, not just on Super Smash Bros, but other games as well that will appeal to the hardcore gamers.
But they are introducing an add-on converter to the Wii U. This converter will cost them money and they want to make sure that it is worth it. As such, I strongly believe after looking at the photograph that Nintendo will sell new Gamecube controllers! I’m really excited about that. The Gamecube controller is one of the best controllers in video games. It feels so great in your hands and the buttons are placed in just the right manner. Also, many of the old controllers have become broken, dirty, or unplayable. If Nintendo decides to sell new controllers many of us would gladly buy them just as we did 13 years ago.
This WiiU converter also means that Super Smash Bros won’t be the only game that will be compatible with the Gamecube controller. If Nintendo will allow it, other games can latch onto them as they can serve as great multiplayer controllers. Mario Party could work well with it and hell, though this is doubtful, they could add an update to Mario Kart 8 so it too could be compatible with the controllers. In all honesty, these controllers are way better than the WiiU gamepad and the Wiimote, please Nintendo, make it happen!
I was already pumped for Super Smash Bros on the WiiU and now I’m almost doubly pumped, I’m really looking forward to see what Nintendo has to offer to us at E3!
What are your thoughts on the WiiU Gamecube controller converter?