Nintendo's Switch has just been updated to firmware 4.0, and with it brings a surprising new functionality: compatibility with the Gamecube controller adapter.
Keen fans will be quick to note that the Gamecube controller adapter originally released for Wii U in order to serve as a way for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U players to use the GCN controller while playing.
While it's possible Nintendo is just adding functionality to ensure fans have a wide array of control methods available to them, it's also sparked speculation that either a new Super Smash Bros. title or Gamecube Virtual Console titles are on the way.
Both have been rumored for some time now by industry insiders, but the Smash title is especially interesting given that an enhanced port of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was rumored to be in the works for Switch. Nintendo has been mum on the title up till now, but with the Switch lineup wide open for next Spring, fans have been speculating that Smash may be the big multiplayer release for that time window. Only time will tell.
What are your thoughts on Gamecube controller functionality being added to the Switch? Do you think news of Smash for Switch is imminent?
Edited by Jason Clement