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Wii U Pro Controller Support To Be Added For New Super Mario Bros. U

By Kevin on May 30 2013 05:24 AM
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It'll also add Wii U Pro Controller support for the New Super Luigi U DLC.

A new Miiverse announcement has been posted to the Japanese New Super Mario Bros. U Developers' Room. The message states that a software patch for New Super Mario Bros. U will be available on, or before the date that the New Super Luigi U DLC (Downloadable Content) is released.

The patch will allow the player to purchase the New Super Luigi U DLC from within the game — similar to how the DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 is purchased — via a special menu. Additionally, the patch will allow both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U to use the Wii U Pro Controller. North America and Europe have not yet released this information, but they will soon.

New Super Luigi U will be available for purchase on June 20th from the Nintendo Wii U eShop for $19.99 and also be available as a packaged version for the retail price of $29.99 starting on August 25th.

Source: Miiverse, via NeoGAF

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This is great. Ever since I owned the game I thought it was odd that they did not support the Wii U Pro Controller. I mean all they had to do map the motion options to a button like they have on the Wii U Gamepad. I mean the more controller options the better. I do not own the Wii U Pro Controller yet mostly because it was not compatible with any of my current games. Now I may finally consider getting it.
This will be good for when NSLU comes out. I havent really gone back to play through NSMBU since i beat it.
I don't own a pro controller. Does that make me amateur? I really don't mind the gamepad as a controller. I find it to be pretty comfortable. The only bit I find annoying is when the gamepad screen is mirroring everything on the TV. I really don't need it twice. It's a bit overwhelming. And if you're in "off TV mode/gamepad only mode" then the Wii U is really wasting energy sending all that data to the big screen. NSMBU is actually one of the worst games in this department. Maybe I'll get a pro controller after all, to avoid that annoying screen mirroring.

I also think it weird that this wasn't supported originally.
Out of all the control options, the Pro Controller should be the easiest. It's the same layout as the Gamepad. I am kinda surprised Nintendo isnt handling it automatically at the system level