Super Smash Bros. for 3DS players around the world have noticed the 3DS version includes the ability to use the system as a controller for the Wii U version embedded in the game’s user interface.
Kyle McLain first showcased the idea on his Twitter account. Below are some of the tweets:
Though, according to McLain, it clearly states this information, Nintendo has not officially confirmed the functionality.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS hit shelves on September 13th in Japan, and will arrive on October 3rd in North America and Europe, and October 4th in Australia. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U currently has a Holiday 2014 release.
This, to me, is both surprising and fantastically convenience. Controllers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One easily run over $60, and Wii U controllers around $40. If I could save that money, I would happily use it. Though this might be nice for casual gamers, players who have been waiting years for this game probably already have enough controllers anyway. Regardless, I think it’s a very smart move for Nintendo.