Perpetual peripheral producer Hori has announced their line of GameCube-inspired USB Switch controllers due to launch in Japan this October. The starting line-up includes gamepads inspired by Mario, Zelda, and Pikachu. As has been customary with third party wired-USB controllers, enhanced features like HD Rumble, NFC, and motion sensing will be excluded.
【10月発売予定】「クラシックコントローラー for Nintendo Switch」が10月発売予定です！連射機能搭載で、疲れにくい軽量設計です！マリオ/ゼルダ/ピカチュウの3種類での展開です。
ピカチュウ: https://t.co/kjnSMGACOZ pic.twitter.com/NJP136Zh1P
— HORI /ゲーム周辺機器のホリ (@HORI__OFFICIAL) July 24, 2018
Right in time for December’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, when in doubt, players can substitute Nintendo’s official (and premium priced) GameCube controller and USB adapter for a discount variant. Hori released a similar product when Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched in 2014, although those controllers were Classic Controller Pros for the Wii Remote.
No international release of Hori’s GameCube-esque controllers has been hinted at, but Power-A does appear to be making their own GameCube-style USB controllers for west, leaked before E3 but still formally unannounced . Hori’s new pads launch in Japan for ¥3,218 each, or $30 USD.