Switch’s 4.0.0 update now allows for GameCube controller support with Wii U GameCube Adapter
Here’s something very neat about Switch’s new firmware update. If you’ve installed the new 4.0.0 update, you can get GameCube controllers to work with the console. You just need the Wii U GameCube Adapter that Nintendo sold back in the day.
Once you’ve plugged the adapter in, you can pair the GameCube controllers to your Switch in the main menu. On the controller settings page, press L+R as you normally would. And that’s it! It should be working when you’re back on the main menu, and can work with games like Fire Emblem Warriors.
The only issue is that the GameCube controller doesn’t have a left Z button – there’s only the one Z button on the right, and only has a start button, so you can’t go back to the main menu. But hey: maybe GameCube controller support could be brought back for the eventual Smash Bros. Switch or theoretical GameCube Virtual Console?
Suda51 weighs in on possible Killer7 remake
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In a recent interview with GameInformer, Goichi “Suda51” Suda discusses the game designer’s “strange approach” to development. While talking about developer Grasshopper Manufacture’s other remakes, Suda51 also considers the possibility of revisiting Killer7:
The thing about Killer7 is that, right now, it’s not easy to play that game anymore right now. That’s definitely something I’d like to maybe revisit and update.
This is not the first time Suda51 has explored the idea of remaking or remastering the game. Released in 2005, Killer7 was originally planned to be a GameCube exclusive. With the upcoming Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes scheduled to be released on the Switch in 2018, might we see older Grasshopper Manufacture games see remakes on the Nintendo console in the future?
Nintendo Minute – “A Look Back at Super Mario 64 & Super Mario Sunshine”
Not one, but two episodes of Nintendo Minute have gone live this week. Along with yesterday’s Super Mario Odyssey video, a new one is up looking back at Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. View the full episode below.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild surpasses sales of Twilight Princess in Japan
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild reached a major milestone in Japan this past week. Based on the latest data from Media Create, it has now outsold Twilight Princess.
Media Create has Breath of the Wild selling a total 576,067 units on Switch. You can add another 133,024 copies for the Wii U version. We should also note that Media Create hasn’t provided an update for the Wii U version in quite some time, so the sales there should be even higher.
New Easter Egg found in Resident Evil 4 more than a decade later
YouTuber Slippy Slides has stumbled upon an interesting Easter Egg in Resident Evil 4. Some sort of mystery person is hidden away in one of the game’s areas, and he’s pretty tough to see normally.
Slippy Slides messed around with Resident Evil 4 a bit and managed to place the camera in a spot that shows this person in a slightly more clearer light. Yet even after that, the model is rather blurry. After going through the game’s files, Slippy Slides found out that it’s actually a 2D texture. Was it a developer who worked on the project way back in the day? Or something else entirely?
Evo 2017 – Smash Bros. Melee to be featured on July 15, then Smash Bros. Wii U on July 16
Posted on 3 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in GameCube, General Nintendo, News, Wii U | 6 Comments | 0 Likes
Smash Bros. will once again be featured at this year’s Evo, one of the world’s largest eSports events. Melee will be around as usual, as will Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The two titles will be represented during the latter two days of Evo. Smash Bros. Melee will be closing out the festivities on Saturday night (July 15). Then on Sunday (July 16), it’ll be Smash Bros. Wii U’s turn, right before Street Fighter V and the end of the entire event.
Smash Bros. Wii U and Smash Bros. Melee were second and third in the registration voting, just behind Street Fighter V. 1,515 people signed up to play on Wii U while 1,435 intend to fight in Melee.
Designer talks about how Retro Studios turned an original FPS into Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime has a pretty interesting development history. Before it was a Metroid game, Retro Studios was working on an original first-person shooter that had no ties to anything Nintendo-related. It was only when the big N stepped in and saw a level of the game that the game eventually morphed into Metroid Prime.
Speaking in the latest issue of Switch Player, senior designer Mike Wikan noted:
“When I came on board, the Engine group was significantly behind schedule and there was no way to create gameplay demonstrables in an effective fashion. I was told, quite literally, by leadership that designers would design the game on paper, then hand it off to engineering and art to create it. In my opinion that was insanity.”
“When Nintendo arrived suddenly, wanting to see demonstrables of all the games that the teams were working on, only our FPS had demonstrable real-time scriptable content. Nintendo liked what they saw and proposed we adapt that game and viewpoint, but restart it as a Metroid game.”
“The moral of the story is that if you see a problem, work to solve it; don’t assume someone else will take that responsibility on.”
Mayflash GameCube adapter now works with Switch
Nintendo’s official GameCube adapter doesn’t work with Switch, but Mayflash’s offering does. Updating the controller’s firmware to the version that supports Pokken Tournament will allow you to use it with the system.
Note that the adapter only supports one controller. While you can plug in all four, they’ll all work as the same player. Some games also work better than others. It’s not really a good fit with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but something like Puyo Puyo Tetris seems to work better. Basically it’s acting like a Pokken Tournament controller.
Here’s a look at it in action:
Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.
Another piece of significant information has been reported stemming from the April 2017 NPD report. According to Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the company, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling game in the U.S. last month despite being on the market for just two days. In that short period, over 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales included, the total exceeds 550,000 units.
Lost Sonic skateboarding game Sonic Extreme was planned for the GameCube
Posted on 5 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in GameCube, News | 8 Comments | 0 Likes
The GameCube did receive a skateboard-esque game many years ago in Sonic Riders. However, Vision Scape Interactive pitched a similar project before that title came to fruition.
A new report from Liam Robertson and Did You Know Gaming discusses Sonic Extreme, which would have had players competing against various Sonic characters in different worlds on hoverboards. A prototype lets players navigate in an area modeled after Green Hill Zone and pull off tricks, ultimately increasing their score. A single-player mission mode as well as multiplayer modes featuring combat and racing are included in the build.