GameCube Controller Support is Coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

GameCube Controller support is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch, according to the E3 Nintendo Direct announcement.

on June 12, 2018 12:52 PM

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.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.