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Enter the Super Smash Bros. melee with GameCube-inspired controllers

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Do you want to take on the challengers of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with a sense of fa-melee-iarity? Good news: third-party accessory manufacturer PDP is working with Nintendo to produce the Wired Fight Pad, a controller designed after the original, fan-favorite GameCube controller.

The Wired Fight Pad will connect via a Wii Remote's bottom port, so you'll already need to own said Remote to use the Fight Pad. The good news is, that means it's also compatible with the Wii. The Wired Fight Pad will work with any of that system's games that support the Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro.

The Wired Fight Pad is set to release alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with an estimated price of $24.99. We've been told to expect Smash sometime this winter.
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Performance Designed Products Announces the Wired Fight Pad for Wii U!

The leading third-party manufacturer of video game accessories to release a line of Nintendo GameCube inspired controllers for Wii U, aligning with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Sherman Oaks, CA – 5/20/2014 - PDP is proud to announce that they are partnering with Nintendo to develop the Wired Fight Pad, a new line of Classic Controller inspired by the original Nintendo GameCube™ Controller.

The Wired Fight Pad is licensed by Nintendo and designed for use with the Wii and Wii U consoles. The Wired Fight Pad plugs directly into the Wii Remote External Extension Connector. Players can use it for Wii and Wii U games that support the Classic Controller, the Classic Controller Pro, as well as some of Nintendo's Virtual Console games.

The Wired Fight Pad will feature fan-favorite Nintendo characters such as Mario, Yoshi, and Princess Peach with a shape inspired by the original Nintendo GameCube Controller.

The Wired Fight Pad will be available at game launch at your local video game retailer this holiday season for an estimated SRP of $24.99.

For any and all press inquiries on the Wired Fight Pad, please contact

About Performance Designed Products LLC
Performance Designed Products, a Patriarch Partners company, is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing products for all major video game platforms including the Sony PS3, Sony PS4, PS Vita and PlayStation MOVE, Wii U™, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems, and Microsoft Xbox 360 , Xbox One, and Kinect. PDP also offers a full line of mobile accessories, including for Apple iOS and Android devices. PDP sells products under a number of well-known brands, and its products can be found in major retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. PDP and the PDP logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Performance Designed Products LLC. All Rights Reserved.

About Patriarch Partners
Patriarch Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm and holding company managing 75 companies across 14 industry sectors with revenues in excess of $8 billion. Founded by Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch was built upon a proprietary patented financial model designed to manage and monetize the distressed portfolios of financial institutions. For more information, please visit

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