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GameCube controller wireless adapter arrives just in time for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Posted: Posted November 7th, 2018 by Q

The GBros. wireless adapter will debut on Dec. 7

8BitDo, best known for its retro-style wireless controllers, will be releasing a new wireless adapter on Dec. 7. Nintendo fans may recognize that date as the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launch; that release synergy is entirely intentional.

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will support Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers, you really need a GameCube controller to Smash the way nature and Masahiro Sakurai intended. A few peripheral manufacturers (and Nintendo itself) are releasing GameCube-style controllers, but if you’ve already got a few originals lying around — or want to use one of the new ones without needing to sit a few feet from your TV — 8BitDo’s new GBros. device has you covered.

Instead of using Nintendo’s wired GameCube adapter, a GameCube controller can plugged right into the GBros., which connects to the Switch via Bluetooth. The comparison that 8BitDo makes is to a Wii Remote and Nunchuck, though to me it looks more like a portable charger.

In addition to GameCube controllers, GBros. also supports NES Classic and SNES Classic controllers. (And the Wii Classic Controller, if you happen to be holding onto one of those for some reason.) On the adapter itself are home and screenshot buttons, which are included in modern replicas but absent from the original GameCube controllers.

The GBros. wireless adapter is available for pre-order for $19.99 and will ship on Dec. 7. It uses a standard AA battery, which 8BitDo claims will power 30 hours of play time.


There are 6 Replies

the lord is my shepherd.

Posted November 7th, 2018 by S.O.H.

Still waiting for the N64 classic.

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Brandy

Might not have to wait long.

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Q

Makes my day. This will just has z and NOT l2?

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Weid man

Weid, this is just a wireless adapter and not the actual controller. Also this may be made to work with only official Nintendo controller so 3rd party brands may not be compatible.

Edited November 7th, 2018 by Q

Still using the same controller I used in Melee.

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Gigashadow
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