Sources Say GameCube Virtual Console Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

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While Nintendo at times struggles with gathering third party support and providing timely first party titles on its platforms, it does have the consistent benefit of having a large backlog of classic Nintendo games for support via the Virtual Console. We now know that the Nintendo Switch will likely be given such support and more, with the addition of GameCube Virtual Console games.


According to Eurogamer, three separate sources have stated that the Nintendo Switch currently already has the ability to play GameCube titles via the Virtual Console, and that three games are ready to be playable through the service. Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Luigi’s Mansion are the three games in question, and it sounds as though Animal Crossing is undergoing testing for its release. Ahead of the fan response, the sources also pointed out that the Animal Crossing build retains the fully playable NES games that players can collect in the game.

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The Switch Virtual Console is currently being engineered by the Nintendo European Research and Development, or NERD, who most recently worked on the infamously elusive NES Classic Edition. While we do not know which platforms other than the GameCube that will have games present on the Switch Virtual Console, it does sound like it will have an upgrade program not unlike the Wii U’s Virtual Console which allowed for “upgraded” re-downloads of games owned on the Wii Virtual Console at a price lower than that of the full cost of downloading for the first time.

Among the reasons for the added GameCube support to this new iteration apparently include the Switch’s higher powered emulator and Nintendo’s hopes of appealing to the E-Sports crowd by making access to Super Smash Bros. Melee easier. What do you guys think? Are you eager to play any GameCube Virtual Console games? What GameCube games would you like to see on the service? Let us know in the comments below!

Don’t forget to check out the latest stories about the Nintendo Switch, such as the list of developers supporting the console or the news that Dark Souls 3 might come to Switch, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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