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).
【10月発売予定】「クラシックコントローラー for Nintendo Switch」が10月発売予定です！連射機能搭載で、疲れにくい軽量設計です！マリオ/ゼルダ/ピカチュウの3種類での展開です。マリオ: https://t.co/oeKO2OCEKbゼルダ: https://t.co/gSXL4jFiQcピカチュウ: https://t.co/kjnSMGACOZ pic.twitter.com/NJP136Zh1P— HORI /ゲーム周辺機器のホリ (@HORI__OFFICIAL) July 24, 2018
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.