SMASH BROS. GameCube Controllers on the Way for the Wii U
By Charles Webb on May 28, 2014
For those of you out there who love playing Smash Bros. but need the tactile “clickiness” of an actual controller, you’re in luck: third-party accessory maker PDP is coming to the rescue with GameCube-inspired controllers for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., which is out this winter (alongside a 3DS port).
According to the press release, the Wired Fight Pad will retail for $24.99 and offer Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro support. Each controller will include decals featuring Nintendo’s mascots (sorry cross-franchise guest stars like Mega Man or Snake).
One slight downside: since there are only a couple of ports on the Wii U proper, the Wired Fight Pad will have to plug into a Wii Remote. Meaning for an authentic, four-player melee, you’re going to need four powered-up Wii Remotes to go along with your four Wired Fight Pads.
Hopefully, PDP will develop a USB multi-tap as a workaround in the future for those of us rocking two (or less) Wii Remotes.