In a press release sent out after the Nintendo Digital Event, it was revealed that a GameCube controller bundle for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be made available.
Announced a few weeks ago, Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U is receiving a GameCube controller adapter, allowing up to four controllers from the cubed console to be plugged in and used for the Wii U. Though Nintendo previously said it was only wired controllers that would work with the adapter, it has now been confirmed that the wireless WaveBird controllers will be compatible as well.
Today, Nintendo also revealed the costs not only for the adapter, but the GameCube controller embedded with the Super Smash Bros. logo. The adapter is set at a price of $19.99 while the “retro Nintendo GameCube controller,” as the press release said, will be available for $29.99.
There will also be a bundle packing in the adapter, GameCube controller and Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U for $99.99, saving gamers around $20 if they were to buy each thing separately.
While there is still no release date for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, both the adapter and controller will be launch separately with the game when it release in winter 2014.
Robbie Key is the Nintendo editor for Analog Addiction, entertainment editor and copy editor for the Pine Log at Stephen F. Austin State University, news editor for Worlds Factory and blogger for IGN. Follow his completely relevant Twitter updates, watch his awesometacular YouTube videos, and view his LinkedIn profile.