You might be thinking about filing this tidbit of information under the “Too Weird to be True” category, but it is, in fact, true: The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U works with the Nintendo Switch thanks to the latest firmware update. All hail Version 4.0 and the hype train this thing has created!
Twitter user @MasterMewking discovered this controller compatibility. Tipping off GameXplain (along with Twitter user @Dark_Throwback who retweeted and spread the word about this interesting piece of news), we have successful video footage of connecting a GameCube controller. We also know how it functions on the Nintendo Switch main menu and during a quick session of Fire Emblem Warriors.
One of 2014’s hard-to-find Nintendo accessories may have earned a spot on our Nintendo Switch shelves. Yes, speculation is running rampant as to what this could mean for the future, but for now the modding community can have a field day toying with this new option. Even better, this might give the ARMS community a boost since button mapping is available in-game and GameCube controllers have a very strong history with fighting games.