PDP (Performance Designed Products) is partnering with Nintendo to develop a "Wired Fight Pad" which takes inspiration from the GameCube controller. Much like the Wii Classic Controller (Pro), the Fight Pad will plug into your Wii Remote and will be fully compatible with both the Wii & Wii U. The controller will come in a variety of flavors that feature famous Nintendo characters such as Mario, Yoshi and Princess Peach.
This move seems to be in direct response to Super Smash Bros. fans who showed concern at the lack of a GameCube controller for the latest game coming to Wii U this fall. This controller will also serve a greater purpose if the long rumored Wii U GameCube Virtual Console launches in 2014 as expected.
The Wii U "Wired Fight Pad" will launch this holiday season for $24.99.