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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Controller Support | Is GameCube gamepad compatible?

There’s been a lot of confusion over what kind of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 controller support there is. Various claims across the web have stated that any official Nintendo gamepad, including the GameCube controller, is compatible with it. Others, however, state that only certain types can be used. If you want a definitive answer to this query, we are here to help you. Have a look at our Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 controller support guide for the answers you seek.

What controllers does Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 support?

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Controller Support

Let’s take a look at the gamepads that we know will definitely work. According to the official game page on Nintendo’s website, the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 controller support section states that Joy-Cons and the Nintendo Switch Pro controller are compatible.

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This is true for the Switch physical and digital editions, with proof shown by the images on the game page too. If you jump to the multiplayer area of the page, you will see that the Pro controller can be used, while the Joy-Cons are compatible as separate controllers or together on the Joy-con comfort grip.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Controller Support | GameCube controller

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Controller Support

The confusion over Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 controller support stems solely from people saying you can use the GameCube controller. Threads like this one have popped up on Reddit, with players countering each other’s claims about this fact.

At the time of writing, the GameCube controller isn’t thought to be compatible with the game. As you can see on the Super Smash Bros Ultimate official game page, Nintendo lets players know when the GameCube controller works with its Switch games. It’ll listed under “controllers” at the foot of the page, and isn’t on the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 one.

We’ve reached out to Nintendo to get official confirmation on this, and we’ll update this page once we have an answer for you.