The competitive community breathed a sigh of relief when Nintendo revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would support classic GameCube controllers, the preferred gamepad for the fighting series. But it also meant that fans would need to snag an adapter to get the old wired controllers working with the Nintendo Switch. Perhaps the best solution so far is GBros. , a new wireless option from 8bitdo, a company that has made a name for itself with excellent retro controllers and very useful adapters. The $19.99 device is simple. You plug your GameCube controller into the adapter, and it connects wirelessly to your Switch. It gives you the best of both worlds, with an ideal Smash controller that isnt restricted by wires. 8bitdo says the adapter has 30 hours of battery life, and it also has both a Switch home and screenshot button. It even comes in that iconic GameCube shade of purple. And while its clearly designed with Nintendos fighter in mind, the GBros. also has some other uses. It works with Windows, for starters, and features a port that supports several other gamepads, including Nintendos Classic Edition line and the old Wii Classic controller. You can preorder the GBros. on Amazon starting today, though it isnt expected to ship until December 7th — the exact same day Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches.
It's $20 and now available for pre-sale. When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on December 7th for the Nintendo Switch, it will come with support for the GameCube controller. It's the pros' controller of choice for Smash games, after all, and even non-pro fans might prefer it over the Switch's Joy-Cons. You will need an adapter to link a wired gamepad with your Switch, though, like this new accessory called GBros. from 8Bitdo. The adapter gives you a way to use not just your GameCube controller, but also your other wired Nintendo (NES, SNES, SFC and even Wii Classic) controllers with a Switch or a Windows PC. Just plug your wired controller into GBros., and it will connect to your device via Bluetooth. The accessory even comes with built-in home and screenshot buttons. GBros. will set you back $20 and is now available for pre-order via Amazon. It will start shipping on December 7th, the same day Smash Ultimate drops.