After an unfortunate mix up, Nintendo has confirmed that the GameCube adapter for Wii U will only work for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
A listing for the adapter on the company’s UK website originally stated that the GameCube controller would be usable on game that supported Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro, and Wii U Pro Controller, but Nintendo has since clarified that this was an error, and that the adapter is specifically meant for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
In a statement issued to IGN, Nintendo stated that “The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically – it is not compatible with any other Wii U software. The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion.”
The GameCube adapter will allow players to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U using a GameCube controller. It’s meant primarily for the competitive audience that prefers the controller layout of Super Smash Bros. Melee, which launched on the GameCube back in 2001. The adapter will come in a bundle, along with a Smash Bros. branded controller.
For more on Super Smash Bros., check out Gaming Trend’s review of the 3DS version.