Curious gamers have found an unannounced function within the new Switch replace: you need to use GameCube controllers along with your Switch—in case you have the Wii U controller adapter.
Though not explicitly known as out within the changelog for the most recent Switch firmware—Nintendo tends to be a bit terse of their changelogs—gamers experimenting with the USB port (prompted by the arrival of USB headset assist) discovered new, at present unofficial, function.
When you plug the Wii U’s USB-to-GameCube controller adapter into the Switch, the Switch now seems to assist GameCube controllers. Though undocumented within the changelog the transfer appears intentional, as you possibly can’t plug different USB controllers, like a wired Xbox 360 controller, into the USB port. Right here’s an indication of the method from GameXplain:
Gamers who used the adapter on the Wii U will recall clearly that it was marketed solely for Tremendous Smash Bros—the GameCube controllers are thought of the de facto normal for Smash Bros play—and it didn’t work with every other Wii U video games.
On the Switch, nevertheless, the controllers will work with any sport so long as you possibly can play that sport with out the usage of the ZL button (the shoulder button on the left Switch controller) or the Residence button—meaning no defend blocking in Breath of the Wild, for instance, or quick access to the sport menu.
When you’re tremendous pumped to do that out, hopefully you’ve bought your fingers on a Wii U adapter already—despite the fact that the information of this hidden replace function simply broke the value of the Wii U adapter on Amazon has already skyrocketed from $26 to $70. Ouch. Fingers crossed the cheaper third-party USB adapters work too.
GameXplain [via The Verge]