8BitDo’s Gbros Wireless Adapter will allow GameCube controllers to be used on Switch

By on November 10, 2018 at 10:00 am

For any players looking for ways to play the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch with their GameCube controllers, a new option has popped up. 8BitDo, creator of retro-styled game controllers, has a new wireless adaptor that will allow GameCube controllers to work on Nintendo’s console portable hybrid.

The 8BitDo GBros Wireless Adapter will let players connect their GameCube controllers via bluetooth to the Switch. The adapter itself comes with the Home and Screenshot buttons normally found on JoyCons, that Nintendo’s own wired adapter does not have. 8BitDo claims that the device will have a charge time of 30 hours on its built in battery. Charging is done via USB-C, and the unit can also be powered by 2 AA batteries.

The biggest draw of the adapter, however, is the fact that it can be used while the Switch is in tabletop mode —  something that Nintendo’s own wired adapter cannot do due to its need to be connected to the dock.

Aside from GameCube controllers, the adapter will also work with NES Classic, SNES Classic, and Wii Classic controllers. Additionally, it is also compatible with PC.

The 8BitDo GBros Wireless Adapter will become available for purchase for $20 on December 7, 2018 — the same day that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on Switch. Interested players can pre-order it over on Amazon.

Source: 8BitDo

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