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New 'Super Smash Bros 4' Wii U control option revealed and showcased

Wii U Gamecube adapter
Wii U Gamecube adapter
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

A new control option has been revealed in regards to the upcoming "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U. According to a report from Dual Shockers on May 29, Nintendo has announced a new adapter for the high-definition console. When connected, the new accessory adds four new ports for the Gamecube controllers.

Many fans prefer using the Gamecube controllers after the release of "Super Smash Bros Melee" in 2001. The Wii came with the aforementioned four ports for the control pads. However, Nintendo decided to remove support for the controllers with the release of the Wii U.

The adapter utilize both of the USB ports of the high-definition console. The price and official release date has not yet been announced even though it should be coming out at around the same time as "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U. Aside from the Gamecube controllers, players can also use the Wii U gamepad, Wii Remote and the new officially-licensed control pad designed by PDP.

Nintendo is planning several big promotional events for the console release of the fighting game in June. A special developer conference is going to be held at E3 2014 with some new information such as a new trailer and potential character announcements. A competitive tournament, which can be watched through various live-stream channels on Twitch, is also set up at a theater close to the convention. Finally, several demo stations will be set up at select Best Buy stores for a limited amount of time.

The "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U release date time frame has been set to arrive sometime in late 2014. Although the 3DS version is also in development at the same time, the handheld version will be released first as Nintendo is planning a summer launch. A picture showing the new Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U from the official Nintendo of America Twitter page can be viewed near the top of this article.