Nintendo unveils Wii U GameCube controller adapter

Supported by Super Smash Bros.

The Wii U is getting a GameCube controller adapter, Nintendo has announced.

The upcoming peripheral was revealed in a promotional video for E3's Super Smash Bros. Invitational, then later confirmed on Twitter where Nintendo noted that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will support this control scheme.

This device plugs into the Wii U and allows up to four GameCube controllers to connect to it. Could this mean that Nintendo will start manufacturing GameCube controller's again?

Given that this will be used in a Super Smash Bros. tournament in two weeks, one would assume it will hit retail rather soon, though no release date or price has been announced.

We've followed up with Nintendo for more details and will update as we find out more.

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Note the emblem on the GameCube controller. Is that for the tournament, or is this part of a new line of GC controllers?

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