Based on the demand for its recent console re-releases, it’s fair to conclude the appetite for nostalgia is strongest among Nintendo fans.
So it’s no surprise to see evidence emerge pointing to the release of an officially licensed GameCube-esque wired controller for the Nintendo Switch console.
Reddit from user Mew_The_Creator posted images of packaging for Switch pads built by the Power A manufacturer. The poster says the mock-ups were sent to his workplace, but he didn’t say where he worked.
The launch of the GameCube controllers could be geared to arrive alongside the Switch version of Super Smash Bros. Nintendo recently announced the classic fighting game will launch on the hybrid console later this year, but it yet to confirm a release date.
The last GameCube controller re-release for the Wii U was designed for use with that version of Super Smash Bros. There’s also an official GameCube controller USB adatpter released for the Wii U, which can also be used with the Switch.
The image of the Gamecube-inspired controllers is accompanied by boxes for licensed Mario-themed wireless controllers, also built by Power A.
“Nintendo sent them to our facility to produce product layout for stores so the actual controllers aren’t in there, but the product is confirmed,” the user writes (via Nintendo Everything).
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