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Sources: Nintendo Switch will have GameCube Virtual Console support

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Andrew    2,861
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Sunshine! Luigi! Smash Bros. Melee!

 

By Tom Phillips Published 07/12/2016

 

Nintendo Switch will be able to play GameCube games via its Virtual Console service, three separate sources have confirmed to Eurogamer.

 

GameCube support is already tested and working, we understand, and three Nintendo games have already been prepped for Switch.

 

Those games are Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

 

Wii, Wii U and 3DS have all offered a Virtual Console service for downloading games released on earlier Nintendo hardware. Switch will be no different.

 

And while the number of platforms to be offered on Switch's Virtual Console has yet to be nailed down, we've heard that there should be an upgrade programme similar to that available on Wii U, where earlier purchases of Virtual Console NES games can be 'upgraded' for a small fee rather than being bought again at full price.

 

We've also heard that Nintendo Switch's Virtual Console is being engineered by (Nintendo European Research and Development) NERD, the studio behind the recent NES Mini micro-console which sold out in many stores ahead of Christmas.

 

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+warwagon    13,187

Interesting. Must be some pretty good hardware then. I know the Dolphin emulator on the Android side of things for the most part, runs like crap. On the other hand the PC version runs very nice.

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