There’s no doubt that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is playing entirely to what fans have been asking for. The game is getting rebalanced? Check. All the characters returning? Check. A release date this year? CHECK! Meta Ridley as a playable character? ChEcK!!! That said, one of the biggest requests from fans is GameCube controller support — which is absolutely a thing.
Revealed mid-Nintendo E3 2018 Direct, Masahiro Sakurai announced that official GameCube controller support would be coming to Nintendo Switch. Not much was fleshed out about how that would work — for instance, if it would be a controller that you could plug in via USB-C or the Dock. With that said, it doesn’t seem like we are seeing the much-requested GameCube themed Joy-Cons… at least, not yet.
While Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch has been a known commodity for some time, we finally got an official name — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — and a release date today. The main sell of this iteration of Smash Bros. is that it doubles down on making all characters available, all while fine-tuning mechanics.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be available exclusively for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018; when a release date or price point come available for a GameCube adapter, we will make sure to keep you tuned in. Otherwise, keep an eye on DualShockers for the rest of your E3 news.