Gaming controllers over the years have undergone various design changes. There are reasons for this, such as being more ergonomic, or maybe catering to the needs of gamers, or maybe going in a completely new direction (like the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons). However there are some classic controller designs that are still popular even today.


A good example of this would be the Nintendo GameCube controllers which until today, are still very popular amongst gamers, so much so that the folks at Hori have announced that they will be releasing GameCube-style controllers this coming October. As you can see in the image above, the controllers will be available in three different colors themed around different Nintendo franchises.

For the most part the controllers have been designed to look like the GameCube controllers in terms of look and feel, but there will be some extra face buttons in the middle, as well as four shoulder buttons since they have been designed for the Nintendo Switch in mind. Also note that the controllers are wired so if you are hoping for wireless gameplay then these aren’t the controllers for you.

This is actually not the first time we’re seeing GameCube-style controllers for the Switch, and the good news is that if you think Super Smash Bros. benefits from the GameCube controllers, note that Nintendo has stated that the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will support GameCube controllers.

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