Mario, Luigi and Pikachu-themed Gamecube controllers for Wii U

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We’ve seen Nintendo announce that there were many ways to play the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U. Players can select their controller of choice from the Wii U Gamepad, Wiimote with or without nunchuk, classic controller and even Gamecube controllers with the help of the Nintendo Gamecube Adapter, but Hori has another method for you.

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Meet the Hori Battle Pad. It’s┬ámade to look just like the Nintendo Gamecube controller but this actually functions more like a Classic Controller Pro as it will also work on any games that support the use of classic controller and classic controller pro. The controller includes a turbo function as well as a ZL and ZR button which will let players enjoy their gaming in a more “retro” style if you will.

The Battle Pads will be available on November 21st, the same day Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U arrives. However, only the Mario and Luigi versions are currently confirmed for North America release. In Japan there is a third controller, which features another iconic Nintendo character.

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Pikachu!

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.