If You Wanted a Themed GameCube Controller for Switch, You're in Luck

If You Wanted a Themed GameCube Controller for Switch, You're in Luck

Hori is making your controller dreams come true this fall.

Japanese game accessory manufacturer Hori has three Nintendo Switch-compatible GameCube controllers in development. The accessories' color schemes are based on different Nintendo characters, and are set to arrive in October. Plenty of time before Super Smash Bros Ultimate hits in December, in other words.

I'll let you in on a secret: I'm not a fan of the GameCube controller. I prefer it for Smash Bros games, yes, but that's as far as my worship of Nintendo's oddball peripheral goes. Some people make daily sacrifices of chicken blood to this awkward piece of plastic, though, so hopefully this news makes their day. The controllers are lightweight, feature comfortable grips, and have color schemes based on Pokémon (Pikachu, to be precise—hope you like yellow), Super Mario (Red), and The Legend of Zelda (Black with gold accents).

The controllers will retail for ¥3,218, or about $29 USD. If you've resolved to stand up for the GameCube controller 'til you die but you lost your actual piece in some sort of Great Smash War (just throwing out ideas here), it might be worth importing one of Hori's controllers.

Don't forget to consult our guides to everything you need to know about Super Smash Bros Ultimate. December's not as far off as you might think, and you want to be prepared.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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