E3 2014: PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii
Posted by Martin Watts
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PDP has taken the golden opportunity that is E3 2014 to show off its upcoming Wired Fight Pad for Wii U and Wii, and they're bound to turn the heads of many long-time Nintendo fans.
Clearly designed to capitalise on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's impending release, these remodelled versions of the Classic Controller (not to be confused with the Wii U Pro Controller) sport three glossy, Nintendo-licensed designs. As per the original Classic controller, these plug into the bottom of a Wii Remote and, therefore, could be an ideal alternative for those who don't have an original GameCube controller to use with Nintendo's announced GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U. Consumers will be able to choose between Mario, Peach and Yoshi themed pads, all of which superbly match officially licensed Wii Remotes produced by Nintendo.
While the controller layout and shape is very similar to the original GameCube controller — which even today remains the go-to pad for all serious Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts — there are a few noticeable differences. Firstly, both of the joysticks are identical, and this pad has extra buttons; again, this is essentially a Wii Classic Controller with a GameCube pad design.
According to PDP, the controllers will only be available for a limited time and will retail for $24.99. No international release information is known as of yet. You can see some images (thanks Kotaku) below; do you like these designs?