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Easier wave dashes, simple multi-Shines, and more: A Hitbox controller for Super Smash Bros. Melee is being developed

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 7, 2016 at 3:39 p.m. PDT • Comments: 41

The folks over at Hitbox are currently developing a controller that could revolutionize competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee play.

A Hitbox, for those who don't know, is a controller much like a traditional arcade stick, except it replaces the joystick with buttons for each direction. This allows for easier inputs in many instances, and gives those who aren't comfortable using a fightstick another controller option.

The "Smashbox" has analog buttons, a set for the C-Stick, D-Pad, face buttons, and a shield-tilt button. With the Smash series' inputs being among the most technical in the fighting game community -- even leading to hand injuries for some players -- the Smashbox could potentially become a safer controller option, considering it ends up being tournament legal.

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A Kickstarter campaign for the Smashbox will be launching soon, so if you'd like to get your hands on this controller you can contribute when it goes live.

The trailer for this new product demonstrates what it is capable of, showing easy wave dashes, multi-Shines, and much more. You can check it out below.
More information about the Smashbox can be found here.

Source: HitBox Dustin. Sent in by Truegamer.
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