It seems like such a natural fit, but it’s just a shame that it has taken this long. New Super Mario Bros. U will be patched to include Pro Controller support – right around the time of Super Luigi U‘s release date.
Right now, this update has only been confirmed for Japan. I find it hard to believe that Nintendo wouldn’t bring this over to West, though. The Pro Controller was a terrific idea, however upon the Wii U’s launch, few games actually used it. Mario is a prime example of one title title that would avail of the 360-esque pad.