One thing that many gamers can agree on is the fact that we all have a special way of playing our video games. Or more accurately, we have a special control setup we like to use. There’s a lot of freedom these days in being able to control how you control the game. This goes for game controllers as well, we all have our favorites, and for the Nintendo crowd, the Nintendo Gamecube controller is a fan-favorite. So you might want to know that you can now use the special Wii U Gamecube controllers…on the Nintendo Switch.
That’s right, Gamecube controllers on the Nintendo Switch. This isn’t a joke, or a hack, or even an exploit. Turns out, that the recent Switch update 4.0 had a hidden feature that’ll allow this to work. All you have to do is plug the Wii U adapter for the Gamecube controllers on the back of the Switch dock (which has 3 USB ports), and all of a sudden, you have the controller working on Switch.
But wait! It gets even MORE epic! The controller will work on EVERY Nintendo Switch game. No lie! Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Disgaea 5: Complete Edition, Snipperclips, anything you have, you can now play with the Gamecube controller. How’s that for a controller change?
Now, the big question is: why did Nintendo do this? It’s true they know about the controllers’ popularity, but is that the only reason? Some don’t think so, some believe that this is proof above all else that Super Smash Bros. is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch. Why? Well, because the Gamecube controller is the preferred control method of the game for many gamers. Hence the Wii U version of the controller.
Whether it is happening or not though remains to be seen. In the meantime, enjoy your new control setup!