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Nintendo Switch is getting a GameCube-styled Smash Bros. controller

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Available in Link, Pikachu and Mario themes, plus a swappable C-stick

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PDP has a GameCube-themed controller coming just in time for the arrival of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in December, which honors the game’s heritage and three mainstays of Nintendo’s ensemble fighting game.

The wired controller comes in three designs — Pikachu, Link and Mario. The best part is the controller’s C-stick is swappable, meaning players can have a full throwback experience with the original C-stick shape and design or an updated, full size twin-analog stick control scheme.

Each design will have center badge reflecting its character’s theme. The controller is wired by a 10-foot USB cable that “ensures you stay connected during crucial moments and ... gives you plenty of room to get comfortable.”

PDP did not give a specific release date for this controller, advising that fans simply check back for its availability. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7.

For those who enjoyed Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube (and many still do!) the look and feel of a traditional controller should make them feel just as home as they were, gosh, 17 years ago when the original debuted. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is bringing the kitchen sink — every fighter who has ever appeared in a Smash Bros. game will be available in the game. We have much more on the game here.