Wii U 'Super Smash Bros.' Gamecube Controller & Adapter Will See Release Date Alongside Game, Prices Announced For Both

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 11, 2014 11:08 AM EDT
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Nintendo recently revealed an adapter for Wii U that will allow players to use Gamecube controllers, mainly meant to benefit Super Smash Bros. players. The promotions showed off a Smash Bros-branded controller alongside the adapter, which Nintendo has announced it will be selling as well, and prices for both have been revealed.

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It was unclear whether or not the controller was just meant to show how the Wii U adapter would work on Wii U, but the special Super Smash Bros. logo indicated it may be a brand new product. Nintendo confirmed that theory among the plethora of other news from yesterday, announcing it will be on sale for $29.99, while the adapter will cost $19.99.

Both will be available when the game launches during this holiday season, though an exact release date for the title has yet to be announced.

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Additionally, the peripherals and the game will be available in one bundle. You can purchase the adapter, controller, and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U together for $99.99, which represents savings of about $10 compared to purchasing each item separately. The reveal of the adapter and controller can be seen in the last 25 seconds of the video below.

The 3DS version of the game finally got a release date, launching on the handheld October 3. New characters were revealed during Nintendo's E3 Digital Event as well, including somewhat surprising inclusion Lady Palutena from Kid Icarus and a Mii fighter. The latter will allow you to put your Mii face on one of three body types--brawler, swordfighter, and gunner--and choose from 36 specials to create a custom character.

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