PDP Developing GameCube-style Controller for Wii U


Smash Bros. fans have long championed Nintendo‘s GameCube controller as the best of the best when it comes to thrashing the competition in both Brawl and Melee. With Super Smash Bros. Wii U releasing toward the end of the year, Performance Designed Products is designing a wireless Wii U controller that’s modeled after the GameCube‘s design, and will be showcasing the controller at E3 2014.

Dubbed the Wired Fight Pad, the controller will actually plug in to your Wii-mote just like the Classic Controller Pro does currently; essentially making it a wireless controller. As Shoryuken pointed out, this may be frowned upon in the competitive scene, as any amount of input lag caused by a wireless connection can be the difference in winning or losing on the big stage.

PDP’s Wired Fight Pad is expected to release this holiday season for $24.99, and will be compatible with both Wii and Wii U titles, as well as games downloaded via the Virtual Console.

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