Nintendo Switch may run GameCube games

/ 02:30 AM December 09, 2016
GameCube Nintendo Switch Virtual Console

The latest rumor about the Nintendo Switch brings the GameCube into the equation and possible emulation.  Image INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

The Nintendo Switch may have more things up its sleeve than just being its cool hybrid self. The latest rumor suggests that it may be able to run GameCube games.

Nintendo’s Virtual Console will reportedly play a part in the Switch’s ability to play GameCube games, reports Engadget.


Some of the games that would be made available are “Super Mario Sunshine,” “Luigi’s Mansion” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.” Eurogamer reports that “Animal Crossing” may also become available on Virtual Console.

This GameCube emulator is rumored to have been creaed by the same people who developed the emulator for the NES Mini. Given how smoothly retro games run on the NES Mini gives a lot of promise to the Switch’s GameCube emulation.


There is a catch, however. It is said that a small “upgrade” fee will be required to unlock old Virtual Console purchases for the Nintendo Switch.

In any case, the truth about these rumors will be revealed come January. However, reports from Eurogamer have been mostly on point thus far.  Alfred Bayle

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