E3 2018: Gamecube Controller and Extensive Amiibo Support Coming to Super Smash Bros: Ultimate

During the Nintendo Direct presentation this morning, the wraps were officially taken off of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nearly twenty minutes of the presentation were dedicated to revealing the impressive roster and detailing the changes and additions to each fighter. After covering new or adjusted mechanics, Nintendo made sure to excite series fans by announcing that Gamecube controller support would be included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The company also announced that all Smash Bros. Amiibos and any Amiibos featuring a selectable character would be supported by the game.

Similar to how Nintendo manufactured new Gamecube controllers for the WiiU version of Smash brothers, the company will be offering Smash-branded controllers for the release of Ultimate. Nintendo quietly telegraphed this move last year when a Switch firmware update added Gamecube controller support back in October. The Gamecube controller USB adapter will be required and will likely be made available at retail ahead of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s release on December 7 his year.

In other big Super Smash Bros. news, it was confirmed during the Nintendo Direct presentation that Ridley would be joining the cast of fighters on the Switch Smash Bros. debut

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