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'Super Smash Bros 4' Wii U controller bundle release date, price and more posted

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Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

Nintendo has announced a new bundle for the upcoming video game, "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U. According to a report from Polygon on June 10, the publisher revealed that the software product is going to be included in the same package as the Gamecube controller and the adapter. The bundle has an official price tag of $99.99.

The two accessories can also be bought separately. The Gamecube controller, which now been branded specifically for "Super Smash Bros," costs $29.99. The adapter, which allows up to four Gamecube controllers to be used directly on the Wii U, is priced at $19.99. However, customers can save $10 by buying all three aforementioned products at the same time.

Although the series started out life on the Nintendo 64, it exploded in popularity with the release of "Super Smash Bros Melee" on the Nintendo Gamecube. Furthermore, Nintendo also added the Gamecube ports directly with the Wii console. Due to these factors, the Gamecube controller became the preferred method.

Performance Designed Product is also preparing a new controller, which is based on the Gamecube pad, for "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U. Although it does not require the aforementioned adapter, players will have to connect the officially-licensed third-party accessory with a Wii Remote. With other options as well, Nintendo will be providing plenty of choices for players to control the character in the fighting game.

The new accessories are slated to arrive on the same day as "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U, which is due to come out sometime in the winter of 2014. The game is expected to be the biggest game for Nintendo's high-definition console, which has been struggling in terms of sales since coming out in late 2012, for this holiday season. A photo showing off the Gamecube controller and adapter in the bundle can be seen near the top of the article (courtesy of the official Nintendo of America Twitter page).