Switch support for GameCube controllers reignites Virtual Console, Smash Bros. hopes

Switch support for GameCube controllers reignites Virtual Console, Smash Bros. hopes

Switch support for GameCube controllers reignites Virtual Console, Smash Bros. hopes

We can now hook up the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U to our Switch consoles to use the fan-favorite peripheral - which is now compatible with four straight Nintendo home consoles in a row, it should be said. Switch?! Who knows, but we demonstrate how the Wii U USB controller adapter works so you can try it for yourselves!

The Nintendo Switch now supports Gamecube controllers.

Regardless of the reasoning, GameCube controllers now work on the Nintendo Switch.

But Nintendo hasn't said anything about a new Super Smash Bros. for Switch, and it has yet to confirm those Virtual Console rumors. So, if you are playing a game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you will have to manage without the ability to use your shield.

It's virtually impossible to find new GameCube pads in stores, though, and if you find the adapter online, it will be for a steep markup.

In addition to the list of features that Nintendo highlighted on its website, there were a few other surprises included in version 4.0.0 of the Switch software.

Almost every Nintendo Switch owner I've spoken to has professed their love for the portable console. It also doesn't work for all controllers - an Xbox One controller won't show up, for example - so this is a targeted decision to make the Gamecube controller work with the Switch. However, controls at that time were very much limited, making the controller nearly unusable with most Switch games, notes TechRadar.

The company has launched a campaign on Indiegogo for OJO, which is a Nintendo Switch dock with a built-in portable projector featuring speakers and a power bank. What is nice about the implementation on the Switch is that support is not limited to a single game.

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