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NSMBU patch will add Pro Controller support in time for New Super Luigi U
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May 30, 2013, 22:04:30
Get your pro controller ready for June 19th

Honestly, I've never had the desire to use the pro controller to play NSMBU, but can't complain about more options for those interested.

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Posted: 05/30/13, 22:04:30    
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I can see myself using it. Cool news.

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:10:06
I don't even own a Pro Controller, but...cool I guess. More control options is always a good thing.

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:33:44
I just ordered one for the hell of it... I'm sure I'll need it eventually, and it does seem like a more comfortable option for when I play through New Super Luigi U next month.

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:35:34
No Classic Controller support I guess?

It's nice for people who don't want to use the Gamepad but don't want to waggle.

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:38:18

I may do this, too. I keep picking one up at Best Buy but putting it back. I hate how the Gamepad screen just mirrors the TV, so I'm always glancing down at the moving picture despite nothing being different on it.

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:38:35

Hah. I've done this many times too... picked it up, then "Naa, I don't need it right now..."

An Amazon seller has it up for $32 right now ($36 shipped), so that's what I did... at least that is a bit of a saving.

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:41:51

Thanks, just ordered it!

Posted by 
 on: 05/30/13, 22:44:20
Price matched that Amazon price at Best Buy today.

I stupidly thought the patch was out already for NSMBU, but I'll at least get to try the Pro controller out on Revelations and Sonic Racing tonight

Posted by 
 on: 05/31/13, 00:32:56
I'm glad about this! I love my pro controller!

Posted by 
 on: 05/31/13, 02:23:44
It sounds like it'll just be usable in multiplayer in place of a Wiimote, and not in single-player.

Posted by 
 on: 05/31/13, 03:00:39  - Edited by 
 on: 05/31/13, 03:01:37
@Mop it up that doesn't make sense. You can play single player with a wiimote, so I assume you'd be able to use a pro controller.

Posted by 
 on: 05/31/13, 03:02:20  - Edited by 
 on: 05/31/13, 03:02:33
@Scrawnton It just seems weird to me that they specifically mentioned multiplayer, but I guess we'll see soon enough.

Posted by 
 on: 05/31/13, 03:07:06

I got some bad news, buddy. If this article is any indication, then we were definitely sold bootleg controllers... buuuuut, mine doesn't seem so bad. It works alright, looks alright. For $30, I'm keeping it. Haha.

That is the last time I buy hardware from a private Amazon seller, however.

Sorry for the bad tip!

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 05:06:55


No problemo. I got mine in the mail today and just opened it up a hour ago. It felt...off. I don't own a Pro Controller but it just didn't feel like I thought it would, so maybe this explains it. I can't compare it to anything, but mine does not have the Nintendo on the power chord.

No harm no foul. I'll test it out on a game (if I even have one that supports it...) and let you know.

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 05:34:53
Haha. The Nintendo logo definitely doesn't look right on the back or packaging either.

But honestly, it's better than most third party controllers. Not a bad knock-off! I'll keep it around until it craps out and then I'll... buy one from a retail store.

But seriously, I didn't know there was a risk of this happening with Amazon! Ebay, for sure, but Amazon? They did us dirty. I guess it's because of their weird, hostile relationship with Nintendo... not selling these items directly and through official sellers.

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 05:38:56  - Edited by 
 on: 06/04/13, 05:40:06
Wonder if Amazon will do anything if I complain about it being bootleg. The D-Pad is very noisy (not sure if this is normal) and I couldn't control Mega Man X or Super Mario World without some noticeable lag on movement (both D-Pad and Analog). Either way, no big deal only $30. I bought one of those MadCatz Micro Gamecube controllers and put up with that.

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 05:45:41
I think we got ourselves an official "give it to the friend when playing Smash Bros" controller. They won't know.

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 05:53:54
Great News! I wish Nintendo had this option in the beginning. This would be something to highlight that differentiates the Wii from Wii U.

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 09:13:18

Seller is letting me return it for a full refund. Just have to file a return request and all will be well! If you want to return it, would just send the guy a message. Seems pretty nice and helpful.

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 19:08:56  - Edited by 
 on: 06/04/13, 19:12:52
@missypissy Of course he's nice and helpful, he doesn't want you to report him. ;)

Posted by 
 on: 06/04/13, 23:05:49
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