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The Nintendo Switch Will Reportedly Have GameCube Virtual Console Support


If there’s one thing that I definitely missed in the Wii U – despite the hardware technically being more than capable of pulling it off, and it actually being possible via slightly shadier means – it was support for GameCube games. It might not have been Nintendo’s best selling console, but there were some damn fine games on the little cube that could, that I’d have been more than happy to revisit.

So it’s actually quite exciting to hear that multiple sources have said to Eurogamer that the Nintendo Switch will feature Virtual Console support for the GameCube, opening the door for Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee and a number of other great games to be made readily available once more.

In fact, it’s Super Smash Bros. Melee which seems to be a prime motivation behind this, as Eurogamer note that it’s still very popular in competitive esports circles, despite being a decade and a half old.

Source: Eurogamer

  1. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    well, the Switch could do Gamecube games.
    just one screen and a pretty standard controller.
    unlike DS and Wii/Wii U.

    and i wouldn’t be surprised to see other previous generations get virtual console support on Switch.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2016 at 17:34.
  2. Dave Irwin
    Since: Jun 2015

    If they just brought Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door to the Switch, I’d be a very happy man. Maybe Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance as well, but not as fussed about that one.

    Comment posted on 07/12/2016 at 19:10.

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