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Wii U Pro Controller Support Coming to New Super Mario Bros. U

by Justin Baker - May 30, 2013, 11:53 am PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: (Miiverse), https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAABAABnUY...

A long overdue addition.

A member of the Developer's Room has announced on MiiVerse that an upcoming update for New Super Mario Bros. U will add Wii U Pro Controller support. The patch will go live before or on the day New Super Luigi U launches.

Additionally, players will be able to purchase New Super Luigi U within New Super Mario Bros. U instead of having to go through the eShop.

Talkback

Leo13May 30, 2013

WaHoo Yipee!

Ian SaneMay 30, 2013

Since I don't have a Wii U, I assume that NSMB U uses the same Wiimote controls as NSMB Wii for the players not using the Gamepad?

I liked NSMB Wii a lot but the amount of accidental deaths due to stupid waggle misfires drove me nuts.  My brother can be a shaky spaz and lost us a few lives with that crap.  NSMB U without shit controls is actually a selling point and I hope it becomes the norm.  You're not selling the Wii U on motion controls, Nintendo, so you don't need to shove this waggle shit down our throats anymore.

What I really want is retroactive CC support for Wii games that realistically could have supported it and didn't.  Hell, make it Wii U exclusive and that will be a pro that could help lean me towards a purchase.

Art_de_CatMay 30, 2013

Why the wait? That shouldve been done at the game's release.....

AdrockMay 30, 2013

The Pro Controller would have made the game easier. I found Flying Squirrel Mario's extra jump harder to control than Propeller Mario's using the Wii Remote shake. I'm glad this update is coming. I may actually play the game again.

TJ SpykeMay 30, 2013

Quote from: Art_de_Cat

Why the wait? That shouldve been done at the game's release.....

Because it's not something most people will use. Everyone has a GamePad and the game controls GREAT with it, so it's enough. Not everyone will have a Pro Controller, so it wasn't a priority. I'm impressed they are even adding Pro Controller support considering most people won't use it.

AdrockMay 30, 2013

For multiplayer, yo. If you didn't have a Wii Remote, you had to buy one which is the same principle as having to buy a Pro Controller. Yeah, many people already had Wii Remotes, but that's beside the point. It was a strange omission. Support last generation's controller but not one of the current controllers? What the whuck?

Disco StuMay 30, 2013

I'm a little confused.  Does this mean I can finally play single player with the pro controller?  Or is this update only for players 2-4?  I would love to be able play the whole game with the pro controller by myself.

I will totally use this for the Luigi DLC. Lack of four Remotes has bitten me for multiplayer a couple of times, and if playing long-term at the TV, I would rather use the smaller/lighter Pro controller for this game.

Next up: please allow use of the GamePad in multiplayer even if no one wants to use Boost Mode, i.e. let it also replace a Remote if desired. More controller options always help in a multiplayer game like this!

broodwarsMay 30, 2013

Well, it's about time. Now I might finally bother to play more than an hour or two of that game. I just can't stand playing it with the Gamepad, & I didn't play the last console NSMB game with a Wiimote either.

TheBigKMay 31, 2013

I'd be more excited for this if I had a Pro Controller, but I can't justify dropping $50 for a peripheral that isn't essential.

pokepal148May 31, 2013

Quote from: TheBigK

I'd be more excited for this if I had a Pro Controller, but I can't justify dropping $50 for a peripheral that isn't essential.

honestly im kinda annoyed by the lack of classic controller support, i see absolutely no reason to hang on to the ccp right now tbh

the original has been very good for VC though...

shingi_70May 31, 2013

Quote from: TheBigK

I'd be more excited for this if I had a Pro Controller, but I can't justify dropping $50 for a peripheral that isn't essential.


not essential till you want to lay smash bros.

daverhodusMay 31, 2013

It's a great controller, and it's $40 on Amazon.

Kytim89May 31, 2013

I have seen them being sold for $27.99 with free shipping on eBay. Look for a seller called "Worldbestdeals".

pokepal148May 31, 2013

but I don't have a full set of remotes yet,
I would like to focus on that

MagicCow64May 31, 2013

Multiplayer support makes sense, but given that they've de-emphasized the regular spin recovery it doesn't seem like that big of deal.

Oddly enough, I started out using the triggers on NSMBU for the squirrel suit, but reverted to shaking the gamepad based on NSMBWii muscle memory and it works great. I'm assuming the gyrotech is better?

NeoThunderMay 31, 2013

Just another 20 more days to go

Fatty_The_HuttMay 31, 2013

Woo Hoo! Great news!
Unless of course it is only for players 2-4. In which case...not as great.

pokepal148May 31, 2013

Quote from: MagicCow64

Multiplayer support makes sense, but given that they've de-emphasized the regular spin recovery it doesn't seem like that big of deal.

Oddly enough, I started out using the triggers on NSMBU for the squirrel suit, but reverted to shaking the gamepad based on NSMBWii muscle memory and it works great. I'm assuming the gyrotech is better?

it could also be refined, somebody wanna test that for me.

why would it only be players 2-4, it could be for multiplayer only but you can just put the gamepad in boost mode and put it in the cradle.

Fatty_The_HuttMay 31, 2013

It could be for just players 2-4 because Nintendo still wants you to use the gamepad during play. Like how they keep asking you to post to Miiverse and whatnot.

pokepal148May 31, 2013

but you can still use the wii remote as player one, why would the pro controller be any different

daverhodusJune 12, 2013

I would recommend buying a Pro Controller at a reputable place. There are knock-offs out there.

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