It seems like PDP won’t be the only third party company releasing a controller for Super Smash Bros. Amazon has put out the first info on the Hori Battle Pad Turbo for Wii U. The new controllers come in two variations: one with Mario-themed colors and the other with Luigi. You can find the prices for both right now on Amazon – Hori Battle Pad Turbo for Wii U (Luigi Version) and Hori Battle Pad Turbo for Wii U (Mario Version).
Similar to the upcoming PDP Wii U controllers, the Hori Battle Pad Turbo for Wii U is officially licensed by Nintendo, has the same Gamecube-shaped influence and requires a Wii Remote to connect to the system. Aside from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Hori’s new controller also supports videogames that use the Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and even some Virtual Console games. On the other hand, it won’t have any motion functionality whatsoever.
The Hori Battle Pad Turbo for Wii U also has a few unique features that sets it apart from the competition. It will come with a large directional pad, three separate turbo settings in addition to L and R buttons designed for shorter strokes. Unfortunately, photos for the Mario and Luigi versions have not yet been made available.
The Hori Battle Pad Turbo for Wii U is releasing on the 21st of November. Could this also be the same release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? We may not have to wait too long to find out if this is the case. If you haven’t already, you can preorder the videogame right now on Amazon by clicking on this link.