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Whalehome

After the recent Nintendo Direct which showed off a port of Luigi’s Mansion for 3DS, how do you all feel about more GameCube ports on the device?

The 3DS proved it could play NES & SNES titles in its virtual console, a few N64 titles like the two Zelda games and Star Fox 64, and even the Wii’s game Xenoblade Chronicles. What if Nintendo wants to fill the 3DS with GameCube ports now? Super Mario Sunshine? LoZ Windwaker or Twilight Princess? Which games would you actually want to pay msrp $40 to see ported onto 3DS? Is this indicative of no GameCube games on switch virtual console?

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Matthew010

This doesn't indicate anything. Luigi's Mansion is coming because Luigi's Mansion 2 is alresdy on the console.

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NotAceAttorney

Gamecube on 3DS doesn't seem like an adequate replacement for GC on Virtual Console. Nintendo should still get those GameCube games on Switch.

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skywake

If this was a few years ago I would have said Wind Waker. Infact if you were to dig through this sub forum you could probably find me saying exactly that. But the 3DS is getting towards the end of its cycle so I can't see much more coming its way. At least not anything that's not built upon existing content.

And TBH I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo have had Luigi's Mansion running on the 3DS in some form for a long while. Possibly even as a proof of concept for Luigi's Mansion 2. In the same way that Wind Waker HD was born out of Nintendo playing around with Zelda artstyles in HD on the Wii U. Luigi's Mansion is built for stereoscopic 3D, they would've played around with it early on in the 3DS' development.

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Whalehome

@NotAceAttorney I totally agree. I would prefer GC games on Switch rather than on 3DS - bigger screen, 720p and the better controls than 3DS.

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jtmnm

The entire GCN catalog will be available on the 3DS one day, along with every other game across all consoles and generations. Think I'm kidding? Just you wait for the 3DSi. The "i" stands for "immortal".

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Atariboy

I only can see Super Mario Sunshine happening if they made it a New 3DS exclusive, which at this point rather defeats what they're after.

Nintendo is just as much if not more so trying to sell software and please millions of existing 3DS owners that still play the system, as they are trying to sell New 3DS systems. And not only are there millions of active non-N3DS users, but the 2DS remains available with just the standard functionality from launch (Minus 3D, obviously).

I don't see them porting a game that demands a 2nd analog stick and can only be sold to a subset of their install base. When the New 3DS was new and they were trying to drive people to upgrade, it made sense for an occasional big exclusive. But not now in the system's twilight when you can easily count the 1st party releases for 2018 on the fingers of one hand (With some left to spare, I suspect).

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Don

They were porting GameCube games to Wii then they stopped. Same thing as with NES classics for GBA. If they start porting GameCube games again I can just see Nintendo giving up after a few titles. I mean look at the DS VC on Wii U, so many good games missing that haven’t been released yet.

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Heavyarms55

We are getting Luigi's mansion on 3DS because effectively all they had to do was heavily mod the existing content made for its sequel, already on the system. It is highly unlikely we will see more Gamecube games on 3DS.

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If Gamecube games ported to 3DS, i really want to see :
1. Harvest Moon Magical Melody, play as Boy or Girl.
2. Paper Mario The Thousand Years Door
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Seacliff

I really don't see any more coming.
This isn't like the Wii U where they said they could simply convert it and then touch it up in a matter of a few months. The 3DS has some specs higher than the Gamecube, some specs lower, but all of that is for naught since it has to cut all of it's processing in half to render a display twice for the 3D effect.

Long story short, it's not as easy as emulation like VC, they had to rebuild the game from the ground up and Luigi's Mansion was probably chosen because they still had the engine for Dark Moon (Even though, as far as we are concerned, they hadn't touched that in five years.)

And I really don't see them building too many games from the ground up for the 3DS at this point (Detective Pikachu started in Japan two years ago, Sushi Striker is coming to Switch, and a lot of microgames from Warioware Gold is from older titles, the rest announced at the direct are sequels or ports), let alone creating a new engine for the sake of a port from a lesser popular console.

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Seacliff

skywake wrote:

If this was a few years ago I would have said Wind Waker. Infact if you were to dig through this sub forum you could probably find me saying exactly that. But the 3DS is getting towards the end of its cycle so I can't see much more coming its way. At least not anything that's not built upon existing content.

Back in 2012, I really thought Wind Waker was a viable option for the 3DS too and I kind of wish they still did it. But then I stopped thinking about it when it was announced for the Wii U.

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Grumblevolcano

I think this is it. Like others have already said, the Luigi's Mansion 3DS port uses the Dark Moon engine but what hasn't been considered is that this year is another special year for Luigi just like in 2013. So there'll likely be a bunch of Luigi related games and events this year. So far on that front you've got the 1.2.0 update for Mario Odyssey and Luigi's Mansion for 3DS.

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NintendoDimi

If we put aside what we truly want, and see the whole issue objectively, i think it makes perfect sense for Nintendo to bring game cube or even WiiU ports to the 3DS. Let's not forget that the same is happening with the Switch, which gets many WiiU games, so to port games of an older console to a newer one is an easy and nice way to fill a newer system's library quickly. At the same time, porting older games to a newer system must be seen as active support for that system, simply because those games were not on the newer system before and for many 3DS or Switch users they are NEW games. And let's face it, every console user likes to see new games coming to a system, ported and original ones. Moreover, we should not forget that not everyone can afford or wants to buy a Switch. And there are many of them out there. Also younger kids, families who want to buy more than one system...Keeping the 3DS alive, helps these people to buy a cheaper, older of course, but totally successful system, which through the newer XL 2DS/3DS models offers a totally satisfying gaming experience. So yes, objectively speaking, i think it makes sense to release game cube ports to the 3DS. Nintendo still needs the cheaper system until they finally figure out how they will keep these groups of gamers in the Nintendo family.

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I am very much looking forward to playing the first Luigi’s Mansion game on my new 2DS XL.

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Bolt_Strike

3DS is dying a slow death, I doubt it'll see many Gamecube ports. They'd be more likely to come to Switch.

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