Nintendo has announced an officially licensed GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U. This is not the new GameCube-inspired “Fight Pad” controller that was announced a week ago, but rather a device that allows classic GameCube controllers to be used with a Wii U system. The only confirmed, compatible Wii U title for the device is Smash Bros. 4, but it can be assumed the GameCube controller can be used with some Virtual Console titles.
At the end of a promotional video for the E3 Super Smash Bros. Invitational, Nintendo sneaked in a few glimpses of the devices, which appears to utilize both USB ports on the front of the Wii U. It is unclear why the adapter uses both ports rather than just one.
Judging by their tweet, Nintendo plans on selling the device to the public; however, a price has not yet been announced.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 29, 2014
You can watch the unveiling of the adapter at the end of the video below.