In the pre-Super Smash Bros. for Wii U stage, before the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter was revealed, third-party accessory company PDP turned the heads of Smash Bros. veterans by announcing a Fight Pad that'd mimic the iconic GameCube controller. Subsequent releases have brought plenty of competition, but PDP hasn't been put off from releasing a whole load of officially licensed pads to celebrate various franchises.

Now we know that it's planning a controller to celebrate Mario's 30th Anniversary this year, though it's doing so with a 'Metal Mario' pad, which is relevant albeit not quite tapping into the original Super Mario Bros. on NES. Oh, and it's really shiny.

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As with its previous iterations of this wired fight pad, this is effectively a Wii Classic Controller, so needs to be plugged into a Wii Remote and will work with plenty of games across both the Wii and Wii U.

Let us know what you think of this design - we have a suspicion that it could be a bit of a fingerprint magnet...

[via gonintendo.com]