Wii U Gamecube

Wii U To Support GameCube Controllers

Nintendo is bringing us back to the new millennium. Today they announced that they will be releasing a GameCube Adaptor for the Wii U, which will enable use of the GameCube controller on the system.

The adaptor will connect directly to the console and allow for the use of up to four wired GameCube controllers.

Wii U GameCube Adaptor

Currently we have only been told that the controller will be usable with Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros for the Wii U, and details on compatibility with other games such as Mario Kart 8, have not yet been released.

The GameCube, while not the most popular of Nintendo’s Home Consoles, still holds a place in many a gamers heart with its deliverance of classics such as Pikmin, Animal Crossing, and Super Smash Bros Melee. It is also the last of Nintendo’s home consoles to feature what many would call a “standard” controller.

Does the new GameCube adaptor mean that we may see GameCube games released on the Virtual Console soon? While nothing has been said, we can say this is a step in the right direction for Nintendo to add the classic titles to its Virtual Console Catalogue.

For a closer look at the GameCube Adaptor, check out this video.

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