GameCube Controller-inspired pad on the way from PDP.
THANK YOU NINTENDO AND PDP!!! Clearly Nintendo is starting to listen to its fan base. I think the Pro controller would of worked fine as a substitute but more options is ALWAYS a good thing.
Please, allow me to join in on your excitement and enjoyment of this news. HECK YEAH!!!
I'd be more excited if they announced GameCube games for the Wii U Virtual Console.
@guitarded I agree they need to ramp up the virtual console stuff but the controller is exciting for sure.
shese a beauty!
No.......Noooo I can't believe it... Too good to be true!
Looks awesome but one question: Where is the other analog stick ?
That's a fight pad designed for fighting games. Not the controller the article is about. The product PDP is currently working on will look more like this http://gameswallpaperhd.com...
Like that? So I guess ill wait for that instead of getting the pro controller hopfully I can use the gamecube styled for other games
HAHAHAHHA Awesome!! The Gamecube Controller was really one of the best. This will be really good for my Super Smash Bros. sessions. For Glory, here I come!
oh wow! this is definite lol
This news made me happy.
Hopefully it will look and feel just as good as the GC controller Nintendo should of done this a while ago since it would of been perfect for Mario Kart 8 or Super Mario 3D World, either as a new addition to the Wii U or redesign the pro controller. http://24.media.tumblr.com/... http://gameswallpaperhd.com... http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/... Hopefully it will look like these EDIT "The Wired Fight Pad plugs directly into the Wii Remote External Extension Connector." Oh well that's a little dishearting. I thought it would just connect to the console wireless. You still need a Wii remote. What's so hard about letting it connect to the Wii U console it's self. You can do this yourself with your old Gamecube controller if you buy one of those connectors.
Aw man, those are sexy as hell! That's what the pro controller should have been from the start.
I know right I don't know why they went with a different design when they already had a good one, a design which links to Nintendo's past console. They just needed to update it a little which those fan mock ups have done. It seems very straight forward. Instead we are getting a wired controller which needs to be connected to a Wii remote. I mean come on...
The cord between them will still be long enough that you won't even notice the difference. Just put the wiimote in your lap and ignore the cord.
The problem is though it's still there, it's 2014, we have all moved onto wireless controllers now. Why is it they can't just make a wireless controller and connect it to your Wii U, it makes no sense Then there's the fact that not everyone has a Wii remote still. I don't see why they are relying on something from their past console. As I've said we've moved on now.
hes right its 2014 wheres the lights in the controller??? or the tiny cellphone speaker??? why doesn't it show how many rounds per minute i fire???? damnit nintendo
@Foxtrot This controller is priced at 25 bux .. if it was built to operate like the pro controller it would most definitely would be double the price. Also you are right it is 2014 .. they already have a completely acceptable Wireless Controller called the Pro Controller.. This controller is just a licensed third party controller. Also the previous Wii had slots for the gamecube wireless connectors.. the Wii U doesnt have that it is only USB.
Wait... that's a contradiction. You're saying "We've moved on/it's 2014" while clamoring for a controller inspired by another from 2001. I mean I get what you're saying, but if you want a Gamecube styled controller for Wii U, it would almost certainly be archaic in some way.
How is it contradicting to want an UPDATED old controller. Microsoft has done with with the Xbox controller, they improved on theirs since the bulky Xbox controller Sony has done this with the DS controller over the years. Why can't Nintendo. The Gamecube controller was great and really set it apart from other controllers from Sony and MS. If I wanted the exact same controller in every way then I would be contradicting myself
It being there isn't as big an issue as you are trying to make it out to be, dude. At this point you're just digging too hard for reasons to complain. Also, having support for more controller options is a GOOD THING. Moving on, as you put it, at the expense of dropping support for controllers that most wii u owners already have, would be a bad thing. Get your head straight on this one; the wiimote isn't an issue.
Here we go, why is it ANYTHING Nintendo do which could be 100 times better you down play it and make it seem like it's alright. Seriously it's becoming annoying on this site, if Sony or MS did this we would all be going "WTF are they thinking". I mean look at the comment above I made how it;s NOT contradicting, It get disagreed to death even though I'm in the right and it's not contradicting at all. If you praise Nintendo on something your fine but the other times you criticize people make you out to be a full on Nintendo basher totally forgetting your past positive comments. So no YOU get your head straight, the Wii remote shouldn't be there at all. It could of had a better set up and if you disagree then sorry but your part of the reason why Nintendo are so behind at times. It's like you don't want better things from them.
Well, thanks to it being wired, it will only cost 25 dollars instead of the usual 40-60 dollars of regular controllers... So I think the wire is ok
Well, if it helps at all, there's an existing adapter that does what this controller is supposed to do: connects existing GCN controllers to the Wiimote and reprograms them to function as Classic Controller Pros. Anyway, Nintendo DID update their controller. They made the Wii U Gamepad and the Wii U Pro Controller. And it seems if you want a GCN style controller, you have to be content with it functioning like the adapter I mentioned. I'm not saying you're wrong for wanting more out of it, but with the controller options already present, I think you should be thankful you're getting a GCN-like option at all.
" I think you should be thankful you're getting a GCN-like option at all. " But there is already one like this where you can buy a connector from amazon to fit into your Wii remote and use your old Gamecube controller What is the point of doing the SAME THING people have been doing for ages now because there was no other choice. People would of been more impressed if they could get rid of that set up and more onto something even better straight from Nintendo, not trying to make the best out of a situation yourself as a fan.
I agree, because its wired that likely means it will lack rumble like the classic controllers, and that's just more AA batteries to blow by having to connect it to a wiimote. That said i dont think the wii u pro set up is in any way a de-evolution of the gamecube design. I personally find the wii u pro controller to be one of the most comfortable, easy to adjust to controllers i've ever used. The sticks sit in the natural resting place of the thumb.
No, Fox. YOU are the one in the wrong here. Making it wireless might be nice, until you factor in the fact that it would cost more, MUCH more, than how they are currently doing it. The Wii remote is wireless too; it's just used as the connector instead of the system. More controller options are a good thing, especially when they take advantage of controllers that the majority of people already HAVE. This is the same bs you pull on every article; you blow minor things out of proportion and use them to say Nintendo is doing a terrible, horrible thing. Quit nitpicking over stupid shit.
Those connectors cost more. Wii mote($20) + mayflash adapter($25) + GC controller($40+) = $85+ Wii mote + wired fight pad = $45
I wish it would connect wirelessly to the system, then it'd make a good alternative to the U-Pro. But this way it'll work with Wii games as well. Just hope the cable it longer than the Classic Controller.
Minus the fact that there's a Wiimote involved, it kind of is wireless. At least it doesn't have to connect to the console like in the old days lol.
Why don't Nintendo just release the gamecube controller rebranded as Wii U. Everyone loves the controller, and they wouldn't have any problem selling it would they?
PLEASE DO IT
holy shit...the hype...LETS GO!
Great, now make it actually comfortable :P
It's the most comfortable controller in the last ten years and has some of the best ergonomics ever. I have NEVER dropped a gamecube controller. I've dropped X360 controllers many times. My X360 controller has tape on the battery pack to hold it together. Gamecube controller is only dirty because I never clean it it's used so much.
Well, well, well. And to think Nintendo's helping with this controller. This I'm looking forward to.
YESSS! This is exciting news. The nunchuck thing would be too weird for smash bros.
This is what's interesting, because it was leaked early that a possible new controller would be unveiled for SmashBros. Not only that, do you you think that maybe this might give some credence to WiiU getting GC virtual console games announced at e3? After WW HD I'm sure Nintendo has realized that they could get some great titles to the WiiU with very little manpower quickly.
That was my first thought, also, just to put my hat in the whole wired thing, its obvious why they made it connect to wii mote, so it can work for original wii. Not saying i agree, i really do wish it was just a wired usb controller for 50 bucks and made well. But ya win some ya lose some i guess. Ill probably stick with wii u pro. But ya, Im thinkin those GC games will come at e3, especially since they just added gba recently.
Now I know what controller to buy before Smash Bros hits the selves. ^~^ Very awesome news!
Wow I love this controller
That controller for the Wii at the bottom looks really bad. But this new controller sounds cool, especially since it has Yoshi on it. I'm gonna have to get one.
Not only am I buying one but I hope this also signals that GC games are coming to VC soon.
YES YES YES Edit: Should have read the article first. Just make a damn wii u pro controller that looks like a gamecube. I don't want to tether to an effing wiimote
Knew this was coming, great to see it finally announced. The ONLY problem, is that these controllers should be USB-enabled. That way they can be used for tournament play. For big tournaments, it's going to be impossible to use these as all the blu-tooth connections flying around the room will get scrambled. Hopefully we can convince PDP to make the controllers so that they plug into the system.
pretty sure they're doing this so they can maximize sales with wii and wiiU owners... plus is it proven that bluetooth connections cause lag? I've never noticed any on my tatsunoko vs capcom sticks.
I was going to settle with the Pro controller but thank you Nintendo. This just makes transitioning from previous smash games a lot easier.
every website showing their versus pad for wii touting "here's the controller they created for wii" oh, yeah.. you mean the one they NEVER RELEASED? oh yeah, that one! Ok, I'll hold my breath for this "Gamecube" like controller... SMH, NOT!
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