Funnily enough, the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter only ever let players use the beloved controllers with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I'd have thought they could have been a joy to use with games like Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda HD remakes. However, despite the Wii U's shortcomings and thanks to the recent 4.0.0 update for Nintendo Switch, the GameCube Controller Adapter can now be hooked up to Nintendo's newest console, allowing players to use the controllers in tons of Switch games.
Apparently every Switch game that is compatible with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is now compatible with GameCube controllers. There are a few problems with that, like the GameCube controller lacking a ZL trigger and home button, but even so, many games are still totally functional with the adapter and its controllers.
Many fans were surprised by this addition to the Switch, and it seems like Nintendo themselves were shocked too.
"In our latest system software update, it enables third-party peripherals to work on Nintendo Switch. As a result, the peripheral for Wii U that allows it to attach GameCube controllers also works. I think it's fair to say [...] that that peripheral working was as much a surprise to us as it was to consumers." — Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president
What about you? Were you as surprised as Reggie was to find out that you can use your GameCube controllers on the Switch if you have the Wii U adapter? What other third-party peripherals work for the system now? Share the fun you're having with these newly functional controllers in the comments below!
Source: Kotaku UK