Nintendo quietly adds GameCube controller support in latest Switch update

Nintendo quietly adds GameCube controller support in latest Switch update

It also doesn't work for all controllers - an Xbox One controller won't show up, for example - so this is a targeted decision to make the Gamecube controller work with the Switch.

Nintendo recently released version 4.0 of the Switch consheld's operating software.

However, others are reporting (in reply to Master Mewking's tweet) that they're having problems getting up and running with their GameCube controllers. The Wii, of course, introduced the motion-controlled Wii Remote, the Wii U was a unusual tablet design and the Switch combines the best of the Wii and the Wii U featuring motion controls and a truly portable gaming console. It doesn't have equivalent ZL and ZR shoulder buttons, and there's no Home button. Nintendo may simply be working on an entirely new installment of the franchise and need the GameCube controller to help test it out. And while there's nothing pointing to specific new announcements, at the very least, it works on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This will allow players to project their games onto a suitable surface like a wall while on the go while also keep things powered with its large 20,400mAh battery. So, if you are playing a game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you will have to manage without the ability to use your shield.

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Additional adjustments and features for a more pleasant user experience.

Whether you're nostalgic for the early 2000's (someone is, right?), or, more importantly, deep into the Super Smash Bros. scene, the news that you can now use a GameCube controller with a Nintendo Switch will bring a smile to your face.

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