You know how you can use the Nintendo 3DS as a controller for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? The catch is that you need a copy of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game for this to work. Or rather, you used to.

 

Today, Nintendo released a $0.99 app on the Nintendo eShop titled Smash Controller, and it lets you use the 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version of Smash without owning the 3DS version of the game.

 

You can download the app off the 3DS eShop.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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