The Virtual Console has been one of Nintendo's real success stories of the past decade, giving players a platform on which they can rediscover old classics and play titles they might have missed first time around.

While Nintendo hasn't given any solid details on what its plans are for the Virtual Console on the forthcoming Switch, the service appears to be continuing - and will even expand to include GameCube games, according to a report by Eurogamer.

This is a fairly logical progression when you consider that the service already offers Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS titles. Also, given that the Switch is using Nvidia tech, it's worth pointing out that last year's Nvidia Shield TV microconsole is capable of running GameCube games at 1080p.

According to Eurogamer's sources, the following titles will be coming to the service early on, and are already running well:

The motivation with Melee is to get an official version out there for fans to easily play, which could also help with the eSports sector if Nintendo can persuade players to shift from ageing machines to downloadable versions.

Animal Crossing is also on the way to being ready, and apparently will include the playable NES games found in the original.

What other games would you like to see on this service in the future? Post a rose-tinted comment below to let us all know.

[via eurogamer.net]