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.
all the Resident Evil games PLEASE!
If the Melee players aren't going to leave their game, might as well free them from their tube-TV shackles.
In all seriousness though, this sounds great and I hope it's true. Honestly, the only GameCube game I ever played was Melee for about an hour.
If this turns out true: FINALLY!!!
PLEASE BE TRUE!!!!
It'll be funny if they release Metroid Prime 1 and 2 and they completely demolish sales of 3, Other M and Federation Farce lol
Gamecube VC games should have been on Wii U. We were promised it. But then the Wii U is full of broken promises and shattered dreams. I think they deliberately held them back to use as a selling point for Switch.
Yaaaay!!! Double Dash, Paper Mario 2, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess on the go, Mario Party 6 and hopefully: Four Swords Adventures multiplayer with other Switch consoles without cables/GBAs!
Better late than never
I use to have melee and kirbys air ride but went missing. Melee price is too high for me to add to my collection
Yeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. Time for Skies of Arcadia to finally go digital!!
Wait, if this is true, that would pretty much confirm the Switch controller of has analog buttons.
@BensonUii THIS! Thank you sir!
I was wondering which games I would like to be able to replay, and even though Mario Sunshine is great, I'm not so sure I would be hooked again. Now, Luigi's Mansion, on the other hand!
@BensonUii yes I second that! A second hand copy cost an exorbitant amount the last time I checked.
Luigi's Mansion and Sunshine? Yes please!
Animal Crossing, not so much. Each Animal Crossing game adds more stuff, making this old one kind of redundant. I'd rather play Wild World than the Gamecube one, or better yet a new Animal Crossing designed natively for Switch.
Same argument for Melee, except bla bla bla eSports.
I want Four Sword Adventures and Eternal Darkness. Yes I have them on my GameCube but I'd buy them again first chance I get.
Paper Mario The Thousand Years Door will be easier to find then. The price on Ebay still Damn crazy, even used one.
I want Harvest Moon Magical Melody, The Sims Bustin' Out and Kao the Kangaroo 2 appears again on VC Switch.
Hope it's true, but there's no reason it couldn't have been possible on the Wii U. Would love to see Path of Radiance appear, but considering they haven't brought Radiant Dawn out on Wii U, don't really hold much hope for the former.
@Peach64 it seems with the Wii u tech and Wii mode. This would've been easier
Half expected wave race with that leak a while back but maybe we're getting a new one or nothing still got my cube hooked up so not to bothered
SEGA Soccer Slam please...
It's a natural place for it because GameCube games don't require too many specialized controls and the switch seems to be a return to the what is a more standardized controller layout now. Nintendo, please release a purple side attachment with bean-shaped buttons, etc.
@Oubie Four Swords would be tricky to pull off the way you want, but I like the way you think.
I used to own path of radiance, made a bundle off of it when i found out it was valuable. I would love to play sunshine and luigi mansion. Never got to play them plot more than an hour
I just went out and re-bought a couple of Game Cube classics recently (Mario Sunshine and Star Fox Adventures). The Cube was very much underappreciated in its time.
I guess Nintendo found out early in the Switch development that they shouldn't make Gamecube games available on the Wii U VC in order to have one more selling point for the Switch. For one who never owned a Gamecube I'll be happy to finally play Luigis Mansion and Mario Sunshine
Would be lovely. I have a GameCube but I haven't gotten that many games for it since a lot of the games I really want are really expensive nowadays. Paper Mario, Fire Emblem and Pokémon XD, just to name few.
I am excited!!!
Haha Twilight Princess... a gift that keeps on giving.
GameCube > Wii > Wii U > GC VC on Switch to play on the go!
Did I hear someone say Skies of Arcadia??? 😀😍😍😍😀😀😀😍
I think I'm just glad to see the idea of Virtual Console (GameCube or otherwise) possibly coming to Switch. To be fair, with the money Nintendo makes from the service, there was no reason to think it wouldn't come...but still...
Seriously I only just finished writing about the last rumour. .
Paper Mario thousand year door hear I come!
Phantasy Star Online please. It doesn't even have to have the online part.
I'm just here, hoping to play Kirby Air Ride on the go.
I love the original Animal Crossing( especially the music). I suspect they will remove those NES games if it conflicts with selling them on the Virtual Console.
Please release Eternal Darkness
MARIO PARTY 4. Please.
If this is true (and I hope it is), then that would cement my Nintendo Switch purpose. I've been looking at buying a GameCube beforehand, but I'll put my purchase on hold until we get VC information. (But I'll probably buy a GameCube anyway because the game selection will be disappointing...)
F-Zero GX on the go would be an absolute blast. Put REmake and Prime in there as well and I'll buy the Holy Trinity again on a whim.
@plug313 Oh my god, portable Resident Evil Remake... Portable Resident Evil 4?! PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE
Please have eight player potential in double dash.
@Gorlokk I think it's more likely that Capcom will release Res Evil Origins, as that contains both Zero and One, and is optimised for 1080p.
Super Mario Sunshine please. If they release Melee then that will be the best seller hands down.
I am a bit sceptical though, I meant they didn't realease many N64 games on Virtual Console so don't think they'll release many gamecube ones either.
I would like to be able to use my Gamecube controller adapter one more time though!
MM X Collection
I never played Luigi's Mansion back in the day,always wanted to though.If it's there for day one of the Switch releasing,one of the first things I'll do on the new shop is download that beauty.I'm more excited about the thought of finally playing Eternal Darkness again though,hopefully in 1080p.Or what about Timesplitters 2 or Rogue Squadron 2?The latter might be tricky with licensing rights but you never know.
I wonder what the chances are of Nintendo going a bit further than normal and adding online multiplayer to games like Double Dash,F-Zero GX and Smash Melee?I'm not sure how difficult that is to implement into older titles but surely it can be done?
@SLIGEACH_EIRE @Peach64 Without analog shoulder buttons on Wii U controllers, most GameCube games wouldn't have been properly playable.
The sad thing is we will be denied so many great games due to defunct devs, unlicensed music and sponsorship. Blue Storm and 1080 Avalanche are both in this catagory. Since Silicon Knights went under can they still publish Eternal Darkness? I can't even begin to unravel the Nintendo/Konami/Kojima/SK/Dyack mess that Twin Snakes would bring.
That said I hope we get SEGA on board ASAP. Skies of Arcadia, SMB2 and F-Zero GX 1080p60.
Where are the analogue triggers on the Switch?
Please be true! I really want to play Sunshine and Luigis Mansion again!
This is good news, although I hope GBA gets put on VC too. So many games I want.
That's such a great news (if half of the rumors finally come true, I'll already be so happy lol).
I want a lot of NGC Games on Switch VC (I'm 38 and NGC is still my alltime favorite game system) : Eternal Darkness, Killer 7, MGS:TS, F-Zero GX, SSX Tricky, Super Monkey ball 1&2, Viewtiful Joe, Baten Kaitos, Path of Radiance, RE4, Pikmin 1&2, Metroid Prime, Soul Calibur II (with Link ), Beyond Good and Evil, 1080 Snowboarding, ... to name a few
i hope they're enhanced with higher resolution, anti-aliasing, texture filtering, the works. also, pn03 please.
Nintendo never promised us GCN games on the Virtual Console. The best we ever got is Reggie saying that they're looking into it (paraphrasing).
I have every gamecube game on my WiiU via vwii hack. But if they officially release gamecube on switch (at reasonable price each, €15?) then I will bite.
The Animal Crossing GC port won't contain the NES games, be serious. They'll be introduced gradually, like with the Wii VC, the 3DS VC and the WiiU VC.
But I would be interested in playing a few Gamecube titles again - particularly Skies of Arcadia (if SEGA aren't interested in a remake), Luigi's Mansion and Tales of Symphonia.
This is Capcom we're talking about, so I think it's more likely they'll release R0, then REmake, then Origins, then R0: The Z Button Now Works all the Time Edition, and so on.
@burninmylight Your lack of faith disturbs m... oh wait.
Praised be analog bumpers.
I'm no competitive gamer, let alone a Melee tournament participant, so correct me if I'm wrong, but won't people be less likely to compete on a Switch console, since there is a slight lag with HDMI, compared to using AV cables?
@eltomo That would be up to sega, if some of the other companies decide to go along and add their games...hopefully, we get the same support that the Wii Ware got, but it's all going to come down to the sales and support...may not see them for a year or so.
It would be nice to get gamecube games on the e-shop, but...when they added N64 to the original Wii...it was one game every now and then, to where only 8 were added throughout it's life cycle...only a few more coming to the Wii U and even that barely had any. My guess, if they do add them, it would be a total of 5 gamecube games in 3 years time, and I bet the games would be $15 and they will probably also have Wii games on there too...but, if they go by the way they did it on Wii and Wii U, it would be 1-2 games added possibly per week, and we'd start all over again from the beginning with the downloads (meaning, the usual NES games of Super Mario Bros and vice versa being added slowly). I hope I'm wrong and they add more than just 3 games per week onto the E-shop.
@allav866 Smash import will probably happen in another form (the Wii U version), so it would probably be more that. The Smash game that I'd like to see them add onto the virtual store would be the Wii Version...basically just for the story mode.
Rumor: Nintendo Switch cooks you breakfast and randomly dispenses gold coins for you to buy more Nintendo Switch games with.
Skies of arcadia and Path of Radiance, lost kingdom 1& 2 please.
Not a surprise if it comes true, though it says a lot about the controllers (analog triggers?).
@Yazan Lost Kingdoms and the Baten Kaitos I'd go for! It's up to sega for Skies Of Arcadia, and hopefully...Evolution Worlds!
@Ralizah Hope they cook eggs well!
All 4 of those games would be great additions. Imagine Melee or Super Mario Sunshine on the go!
the buttons on the joy cons with the arrows on them could that be for n64 compatibility if I remember right there was 4 yellow directional buttons on the controller.
Wow, 2 out of those 3 titles were my expectations for the first GameCube Virtual Console games. I was expecting MK: Double Dash over Sunshine.
If half of the rumors are true the Swtich will be the best console ever.
The Black Hole Glitch better still be there in Melee. lol
They should just straight up remaster Melee for Switch.
@Ralizah if that's true. Day 1 purchase for me
Seems like far too sensible, popular and profitable a decision for Nintendo to go through with...
Yes!! Please be true! Sunshine and Luigi's Mansion are two of my top 5 favorite games! If it is true, then hopefully they'll add Double Dash and maybe a Gamecube Mario Party in the future, too!
Exciting! I mean, I have all 3 of those games and I only need to dig out my GameCube to play them...but still exciting! Being able to play them anywhere is a big plus.
I'm holding on to hope that this will drive down the prices of the original disks. I'm also excited for all of you first time Luigi's mansion players. Dark Moon didn't capture what was so great about the original in my opinion.
Bout bloody time
@Jazzer94 I wouldn't count on remasters of any of their iterative games like Smash, Animal Crossing, or Mario Kart any time soon
Back when I was a student I completed and returned Pikmin and Eternal Darkness due to my lack of pennies. Oh how I would love to play these again and on the go. Plus FzeroGX obvs. Greatest racing game eeeever!
I love gamecube. But I'm not excited about repaying $15 for games I already own. Good for those that don't own them.
@plug313 All the Residenr Evil games for the Gamecube have now HD versions, so i prefer that over virtual console re releases.
Better Nintendo put third party and first party altogether for Gamecube VC. So many titles have best chance. But my choices are what most people almost never care with. I just only need Harvest Moon Magical Melody (3rd party), The Sims Bustin' Out (3rd party), Kao the Kangaroo 2 (3rd party, again...) and Paper Mario The Thousand Island... I mean The Thousand Years Door (1st party) for Gamecube VC (Right now I owned the real physical retail of them to be played on my Wii).
Wave Race Blue Storm and 1080 Avalanche, please!
would definet5ly get super mario sunshine. never played it, because i never had a gamecube. other than that i probably wouldnt buy any other gamecube game. already had the metroid trilogy for wii. maybe eternal darkness?
Never got to play the original Luigi's Mansion. That I would get.
Finally! I have all the GC games I could want on original hardware, and more than would ever be released on VC, but I may still double dip for convenience and portability. Also would be great if the picture quality is improved due to the HDMI (1080p would be dreaming I think). I have US versions of the games and the component cables, so can play them in Progressive Scan, but they still look rubbish on a 40" LCD TV. If the Switch makes them look better then I'll definitely double dip.
Unlikely the Switch would upscale better than a TV. They aren't remasters which would look much better but Nintendo would also want $50 for them.
I already own pretty much every Gamecube game that I care about, so it's not really much use for me personally.
A Melee HD remaster is hugely wasted opportunity.
Oh and GameCube RULED.
A golden era and one that I will always look back on and smile.
F-Zero GX, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and StarFox Assault were my favorite games on the GameCube. Hopefully this is true and they make a return
F- Zero GX
I hope this is true! 😃
@BensonUii 100% agree
GameCube VC games is not a big draw for me since I have almost all the Gamecube games I want, but I would download some of my favorites just so I don't have to hook the actual Cube up. Also... Animal Crossing!!! I'd download that one in a SECOND, since the original AC has been a favorite of mine (New Leaf is great but lacks the charm of the original) and plus I'd be able to take it with me on the go!
GiFTPiA, please?! I tried to play it, but the language barrier made it pretty difficult. Even with a translation guide. lol.
Melee? So I can finally play Roy in his home game! Oh, and learn some cool tech, but Melee!
Pikmin 2 anyone? Because I would love to have that on VC.
@cleveland124 I don't know. Modern TVs are good at upscaling on HDMI but from my experience rubbish on component and composite. It might be my imagination, but the N64 VC games don't look too bad on my LCD TV (for a 20 year old game) whereas GC games via component just look ghastly. I'll certainly test one out if/when they come to Switch anyhow.
Yes please be true!!!!
Ditto Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2 and Rogue Squadron 2. Sega games have a chance. Star Wars games? Less likely.
There are some great games on the gamecube that are just too hard to find so it'd be great to see some of those released, namely Fire emblem path of radiance, pokemon xd and paper mario.
If they expect me to start another town rather than provide a memory card adapter...
Now all we need is Megadrive, Saturn and most of all Dreamcast VC confirmed and I'll be a very happy man.
Unless Nintendo announces that all Switch Virtual Console purchases will transfer to all future Nintendo devices, I'm out.
This is good news, because I would love to see these games on a crisper TV. They don't need to do full HD remakes (like Wind Waker and Twilight Princess), just let the polygons show through in glorious 1080p.
Also, I learned from this thread that keeping my entire Gamecube game collection may have been a financially savvy move. I have Melee, Path of Radiance, Thousand Year Door, both Metroid Prime games... pretty much all the greats.
My SNES collections mostly disappeared years ago, but I still have an Earthbound cart, which I think is also valuable.
This is great because the Gamecube is the only Nintendo console that I missed out on. Can't wait to try Sunshine
I really hope for this to be true I can't emphasise that enough. I was really disappointed that the Wii U didn't have GC VC despite the similar hardware. (Wii could play GC natively and Wii U could play Wii games natively)
If the Switch does have GC VC, I will eagerly wait for them to release Paper Mario 2, Animal Crossing, Mario Sunshine, Pokémon XD GoD, Mario Party 4-7, Four Swords Adventures, Starfox Adventures & MK: Double Dash. All portable. That would make me so happy.
@GravyThief Depending on how often you play and the seriousness of your old consoles, consider a framemiester. Expensive, but worth every penny.
Can I possibly get Sonic Adventure 2 on the go? Even though I already have the GC and Xbox 360 versions.
I'd love Chibi Robo on VC, who's with me?
I kown these's are 3RD party games but. Skys of Arcadia, final Fantasy crystal chronicles Multi player.sega's Fantasy star online,R4
@Peach64 Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn should have a HD Remaster instead. The Fire Emblem franchise is really popular right now, may as well get people invested in a past entry through a remastered version instead.
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Resident Evil Zero
Mario Kart: Double Dash
Wave Race: Bluestorm
Capcom Vs SNK 2: EO
Mega Man X: Collection
Beyond Good and Evil
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
Baten Kaitos: Origins
Beach Spikers (guilty pleasure and all round awesome pre-cursor Virtua Tennis game)
Viewtiful Joe 2
Def Jam Vendetta
I'll believe it when I see it
I think this is an obvious thing, unless Nintendo really hates money (which admittedly, they sometimes have hinted). My question is, would they offer upscaled graphics (doubtful, but here's hoping), and whether there'll be graphical issues like the dark colors on N64 games on Wii U.
EDIT: Also, there's the question of storage. While GCN games were relatively small, they could add up, specially if the Switch ends up with only 32GB of internal storage, which is one of my biggest fears with it.
@dew12333 Yeah... our blue-haired "girl" is pretty busy of late.
But hey, if true this is obviously nice. The Shield could run Dolphin in 1080p mode, so if Nintendo wants to REALLY please the fans, they'll not just do a straight port to VC, but also offer graphical upscaling options.
@Spectra You could mod your Wii/Wii U to be able to play Arc Rise Fantasia. It's not a GameCube title, but you probably already know that.
However, the way I read your comment, does make it sound like both titles you mentioned are on GameCube.
Are you activating 480p on component? Maybe it's your tv then. I've always thought Gamecube games via component or through XRGB HDMI look fine on a tv. Conversely I've never been that impressed with N64 through VC or through HDMI XRGB. The N64 just uses such low poly 3D that it's tough to get it to look good imo.
@DESS-M-8 Fully agreed on all of those. Minus the typos...
For GC VC to work, the shoulder buttons on the switch controllers would have to have all 255 levels sensitivity that the GC controller has for games like Luigi's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine.
Very exciting, but more importantly, I appreciate the Crazy People reference in the article's subtitle. I've never commented on this site before, but I signed up just to praise the writer on that.
@eltomo That and Fzero GX!
@Anti-Matter if you own the physical retail copy than why would you like digital copy ( virtual console ). I thought you only like physical retail.
Makes sense although I do wonder if that means we are trading Wii VC for GC VC. Otherwise I hope that the WiiU becomes a legacy system and they start pumping out VC on the system after they get some padding from the NS money.
This does seem to line up with the rumor the Switch will have analog triggers according to LKD which was likely one of the biggest reasons Wii U never got gamecube for VC on top of the fact disc based games are much more trickier to emulate properly.
@drich255 Oh man, how I'd love to play Rogue Squadron again. That would be so nice!
This is honestly the announcement that I've been waiting for. I wanted GC games for SO long.
Just in case if my 2043 blocks Gamecube Memory card on Wii suddenly going wrong. Also, opportunity for taking my favorite Gamecube games on the go.
Beside, I just only found 4 worthed titles for Gamecube...
Hmm, which games would I like to see? (Likely all covered above, but meh)
Four Swords Adventures
Super Mario Sunshine
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Paper Mario: TTYD
Digimon World 4 (unlikely, but I can hope)
FE: Path of Radiance
Mega Man Network Transmission
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
...Pretty sure GCN also had a Summoner title as well.
@GravyThief Do you also have a Wii with component cables that is compatible with GameCube games? If so, what is your verdict on the picture quality of that? I personally think it looks great, but it all depends on how you look at it, I guess.
The Frame Meister would indeed be the way to go then, to upscale the graphics to the desired level, like Menchi187 said, but that is indeed quite expensive.
You might wanna try a VGA box/VGA adapter first:
Or buy one from the manufacturer themselves:
analog shoulder buttons confirmed
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy Sure - although the Melee pro crowd are so picky about lag - even a few ms puts them off. I wonder if the GC games in general will be lag free? I really hope so.
F-Zero GX Portable? Rogue Leader Portable?
Why yes, I will get them if or when they become available.
...please...Super Monkey Ball...
Yeah, Super Monkey Ball!
... and maybe some TimeSplitters?
@ThanosReXXX that's what I get for typing a list out on my iPhone. The autocorrect Never fails to be full of ridiculous suggestions.
Beach Spiders was my favourite one haha
@DESS-M-8 Yeah, one of mine too. Loved the mini game with the bomb. Had a blast with friends on that one. Pun intended.
@DESS-M-8 By the way, that auto-correction does make me wonder what knowledge Apple has on a specific type of spiders that likes to frequent the holiday invested seasides...
@ThanosReXXX I have used the Wii with component cables too. I think the problem is my expectation for GC era games. I don't like jagged edges for them, whereas for N64 and before I expect it so I'm ok with it. When Wii/GC games are blown up to 40" I just see jaggies, even at 480p.
I actually use my GC on a 20" 480p EDTV from last decade that accepts a component signal, and I have a CRT for proper old school RGB gaming too. I'm quite content with that set up, but I do like the idea of playing them on a 40" TV.
I would be down for Billy Hatcher
I'll believe it when I see it. My GC still looks beautiful on an old 56" DLP over S-Video, amazingly. You wouldn't think it would, but it does. I'll admit playing Mario Golf Toadstool Tour on the go would be fun.
Double Dash!! My favourite MK game. Also I think there was a good Wave Racer GC game.
Will the GameCube VC games have save states?
@DESS-M-8 Forgot to mention: I did/do hate the "compliment your partner by selecting a certain statement" system, though. Nine out of ten times, I chose the wrong one...
@GravyThief Then you are probably WAY more critical of the graphics than I am. I have a VGA box for my Dreamcast and I think it looks truly wonderful on my 42" HD plasma TV. The image is crisp, clean, and the colors just pop. I modded my Wii and play GameCube games off of an external HD with high quality component cables, and those too look great in my opinion.
Slightly less than a VGA box, but still pretty good. I play N64 games from the HDD on that Wii too.
Maybe you're better off going for playing them on your PC then. Install Dolphin, look up the games and their HD mods and textures and you're good to go.
Just look at how good Metroid Prime looks running on Dolphin with the latest mods installed in this Digital Foundry retro review:
My idiot older brother was the one with the Gamecube and he only had Smash bros and Sonic Adventure Battle 2 on it. Funnily enough I never saw him play either game so it eventually became 'my' console. That being said, I still have Melee on disc and can still boot it up and play it on said Gamecube or even my Wii or Wii U if I so choose. I don't think I'd be bothered either way if Virtual Console Gamecube games came to Switch. Good luck to those who do want to see them on the new console though.
Still have a Gamecube hooked up but I would still pick some games up to play on the go. Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, Resi4 ( again ) Rogue Squadron ( Would this be possible due to red tape ??? ) Double Dash & Metroid for a start.
This is also good news for anyone who missed out on playing so many classics on the cube.
That's awesome! If they do this I would most definitely be on it.
Eternal Darkness is all I need =)
@Rhydas Wii U can't boot gamecube discs, can it? It can definitely boot ISOs, but not plain discs iirc
This is great provided they don't slack off. I'd expect for them to release hard to find masterpieces like Fire Emblem Path of Radiance and Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door as well as classics from franchises which they're clearly going to ignore on the new game or remaster front (e.g. F-Zero GX) within a few months of launch.
Honestly, at this point I would be more surprised if they WEREN'T coming to Nintendo Switch. It's one of the few generations of Nintendo's consoles that don't have many ports and they have quite a few classic games that could expand the Nintendo Switch library.
@mystman12 i hope we get a remake instead
Sounds great i just wonder what sort of premium they will charge. nintendo are never cheap . even a super nintendo download costs .£8!
Since Melee means a lot to tons of fighting game purists, they really cannot half ass the port. It has to be as close to the GC original as possible, not a frame too slow. Maybe Sakurai could spend an afternoon to see how it performs?
And of course, they MUST make that GC Adapter compatible with the Switch and its GC VC ports. The hub has 2 USB ports so there's no real reason it can't.
Melee, Sunshine, Wind Waker, Double Dash on the go? I'm in.
I really F-Zero GX makes it, along with Viewtiful Joe and both Baten Kaitos games, especially Baten Kaitos.
Gamecube games on the go! The future is now!
From those four, I'd get Sunshine to replay and Luigi's Mansion - never played the original and I've heard its better than Dark Moon.
I wonder what other games they may bring? I'd love to have Rogue Squadron, but it is a shame its practically impossible now with the situation the rights to the game are in.
@Late just buy a wii and put gamecube games on the sd card. That's what I did.
I remember hearing the same rumor five years ago for the Wii U.
I'm taking this as a grain of salt.
I know I have these on-disc, but Merle sounds mighty tempting.
Star Wars: Rogue Leader would be amazing as a portable HD game. It was purely arcade and it was beautiful.
@polivar4 Sorry. I don't support piratism.
This should've been a thing since even wii. Why they chose to skip GBA on 3ds and NGC on WiiU is something I'll never understand. Nintendo needs to learn to step up their digital game before they fall even further behind.
i've always wanted to play the original animal crossing on the go, so sign me up, (if it's true)
Starfox adventures and paper Mario thousand year door please!
I am not getting to excited for the VC just yet. I learned with the Wii and Wii U VC that there is too much red tape for alot of my favorite games to come to the VC.
@Great_Gonzalez Yeah you did =D
@Late ok suit yourself. Just thought I would offer you an alternative and save you money.
I think the original Animal Crossing is by far the one I've spent the most time with (probably because I was about 12 or so when it came out) but I'd love to take it on the go with the Switch!
Also, if they are going to put the NES games in this one (and they should) let's hope they finally add in the ones that could only be had through eReader cards... some of which were never even released in the states.
Wow, yes please! It was a shame that the gbc didn't make it back then, since there were tons of good games on the console.
I'm not super interested in buying Melee again, but I'd buy Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Animal Crossing day 1. I'd love to see Fire Emblem, Chibi Robo, Double Dash, and Baten Kaitos, too.
@eltomo Nice to meet you my brother 😀
Skies 4 Life! 😍
No mention of Crazy Taxi in the comments, disappointing. Probably the only GC I'm really interested in.
I would like Baten Kaitos 1&2, Battalion Wars and the TMNT games on the system.
I wonder if they'll include the GameCube controller adapter for the smash players
Most rumours about or involving the Switch have turned out to be true, so I hope this one is. Also they better allow us to use the G.C controller adapter or what a waste that concept was.
I'm still annoyed I can't use it for Wii-U VC....
If I buy a Switch the first game I'll download will be Mario Sunshine and probably Mario Kart by the time I actually do buy one, I'm tempted to get one next April but I might hold out till December 2017. I've still got a big games backlog........
The following titles will be coming to the service early on, and are already running well:
Super Smash Bros Melee,
Super Smash Bros Melee,
and Super Smash Bros Melee
@allav866 hopefully Nintendo will somehow port melee nicely over so there's minimal lag on an HDTV. Remember, Smash4 is played on HDTVs and is very popular in tournaments.
Nintendo stay killing the Wii U with fire. Kill the Wii U. Death to the Wii U.
Phantasy Star Online!
Given I still have my Wii set up I can't think of many GCN games I'd pay for specifically on the Switch.
Unless its a subscription thing then I'm all over it.
My gamecube is still plugged in and my games are all sitting there ready to play, so for me it would be nice to try out stuff I never owned...
I hope they do, would like some of my collection to be portable.
Hmm... Broken promises and shattered dreams...
When March 2017 hits, this will be the official theme of the Wii U.
Because by then, the Switch will be out and nobody will possibly want to stay with Wii U, so the Wii U will be totally abandoned by everybody. Then when people are busy playing the Switch, they're going to reminisce and think: "This is what Wii U should have been.".
Hence, "Abandoned Memories".
It's so sad... Poor thing did not ever deserve any of this. Come 3 months, it will be an official fully fledged dead console.
@Rexx Chibi-Robo, yes! This must happen.
If it's true, I want Paper Mario TTYD. No, I don't want it, I just want to see TTYD's fanboys reaction if it is announced. And maybe their reaction is same (or even more) as how Smash fans reacted with the Mewtwo revealed as DLC SSB4...
"Gamecube VC games should have been on Wii U. We were promised it"
By whom were we promised it? Please link that because I'm eager to see it. I don't recall any promises being made. Heck they didn't even confirm they were coming at all, much less promise they were coming.
"Dear Nintendo fans, we hereby promise you we will give you GameCube VC on Wii U"
Uh... ya. That never happened.
"@polivar4 Sorry. I don't support piratism"
Neither do I. But that doesn't stop me from playing GameCube on my Wii U. If you buy the game and own it, then I would hardly consider playing a game you own pirating. Now, if you just put a bunch of games you don't own on your SD? Ya, that would be morally deficient. But as long as you own them, who gives a crap...
@JaxonH I do the same. Just easier. But for some people that's a no no. I play GameCube games on my Wii u and I'm not a pirate but maybe a kangeroo
I'm starting to suspect that Nintendo, internally, at least after the first year of the Wii U of the market consider the Wii U dead and stretch out the bare minimum of content...
Does anyone know if nintendo bought the rights to Eternal Darkness for good from Silicon Knights???? If they did, could this be where they finally re-release the epic game, possibly hire someone to make a sequel???
@JaxonH Just like all of the Switch rumors, that was one of the rumors about the Wii U...just shows that too many people believe too much that they see or read on the internet, and about 80% of the stuff on the internet is falsified.
Sorry, about 50%+
If it's true, hope they don't charge $20. for them. That's too much for 15 year old games.
lol thats how it is here.
aint it great?
@JaxonH I guess you didn't read the message that I wrote first. In my original message I said that the games I want to play are too expensive. Meaning that I don't own them yet. I won't download games I don't have.
This would be very cool if true. I still have/regularly play my original Gamecube games though. I was able to track down Luigi's Mansion a few months back after trading it in a decade or so ago. While it wasn't as fun as I remembered, it was still a blast to play again!
great news if true. still hoping that everything on the current VC and e-shop is available on switch digitally, if that's the case ill buy it day one. i went digital for wii u, so hoping all my games come across.
I'd be down for some Phantasy Star, maybe make the online content available offline
Thousand Year Door! Yes please!
I'm probably being selfish as I already own anything that I would like from the Gamecube back catalogue so have trouble in getting too excited, but obviously would be good news. I seem to be the only one who is disappointed the switch is not backwards compatible at least to the wiiu.
Although I insist on another version of snes Mario kart so I can buy that yet again, still play it every week on the wiiu.
Rumors for Wii U, but actual leaks for Switch. That's the difference. And since about 80% of those leaks have turned out true, your comment makes no sense whatsoever.
@NintendoFan4Lyf I'm with you there- I own hundreds of pounds worth of VC games transferred fro Wii to Wii U.
Nintendo really need to implement a unified account system or I'll avoid the VC shop again as I did on Wii U.
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door on the go. yes. please.
@JaxonH Most of them are still rumors, not actual leaks. There's too much on the internet about the console, and it seems that most of the people just make stuff up...I loved the one that stated that Nintendo Switch will have a new Mario game in the future...that person wasn't really right, it's a thing that they knew would happen, but then they come back on and state that they were right. The YouTube ones are getting old, but in any case, I'd rather hear the things come right from nintendo, as it seemed that many people felt that they were let down with the Wii U after they read into too many rumors...that was all that I was stating...can't believe everything that is stated or said on the internet.
Awesome, that Wii U GameCube controller adapter better be useful on the Switch considering the Switch also got 2 USB ports.
@KiWiiU_Freek that's quite a collection homie!
@JaxonH I do own them anyways but this guy thinks he's above that.
@flummerfelt you can have mine. I don't even use it
@dew12333 I think it's best to keep expectations in check both ways, so don't expect too much, but definitely also don't expect too little.
There is so much we don't know yet about the device and all the services that will be tied to it, and even Kimishima himself said that additional hardware/peripherals would be revealed in due time, so no need to already start worrying.
Personally, what with all the latest announcements of third parties, I'm getting more and more of a positive feeling about it all, even though I was disappointed by the reveal, since I didn't want that EuroGamer contraption to be true.
But now that I've swallowed my pride and am looking for all the good things that can come of it, I'm definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel again.
I'd say stop worrying needlessly and just let it wash over you. In the end it's nothing more than a hobby. A great one, but nonetheless still only a hobby and there are FAR more important things to worry about in your life and in this world...
I'm jealous of the people out there that will be playing Mario Sunshine and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the first time. Those games are so amazing, and are definitely in my top 5. Definitely recommend that people buy those two.
That's exciting, I just really really really really really hope they run at 1080p and not just at original resolution, since GameCube games look amazing in HD. Though the same could be said for DS, 3DS, and N64 emulation too, (or Wii)
helll yeah. count me in, nintendo!
GC games...at 1080p????????????????????
It's done. Nintendo win!
Only if TTYD is on there. You can get every PM game on the eShop except the best one.
I wonder... after all, the 'Dolphin' emulator got high requirements, but the N64, PS2, PS3, Direct X-Box, and XBOX 360, despite having difficulty in emulation, got rather competent emulators from the companies themselves.
I'd want to see The Thousand Year Door, Mario Sunshine, Double Dash, Wind Waker, Melee, Mario Golf, F-Zero GX, Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (mainly for the chao garden)... there are so many games I'd purchase.
Make this happen, Nintendo.
@MarkyVigoroth Gamecube emulation wouldn't have been required to run Gamecube games on Wii U as the Wii U is just a souped up Gamecube same as the Original Wii was hence how it played Gamecube games naitevely. The Wii U also could have played Gamecube discs games in this way but they didn't include memory card or controller ports so didn't enable it in the Wii U's operating system. It was still possible if they had released a add on box with Gamecube controller ports and memory card ports then just added a Wii U update but this didn't happen.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE Someone promised GC virtual console games on WiiU? I thought it was just fan want
But yes, give me a smooth running Melee on the go with solid wireless controller options, and my friends and I will be happy campers...er, smashers.
Wouldn't surprise me! Mario sunshine hd will just be the original on vc (without hd).
@Angelic_Lapras_King Unfortunately, it's near impossible to replicate Melee's natural 1 frame of input lag. Smash 4, even with a wired controller, naturally has I believe 8 or 9 frames of input lag. It isn't as technically demanding, so the extra lag isn't really a problem, but Melee requires frame perfection. I highly doubt the Melee community will move over to playing Melee on the Switch unless Nintendo can keep gamecube controller support and somehow manage to have ZERO lag. Even still, they might not move. Smash 4 players will definitely move over if they add new characters or update the game from 1.16, but if it's just a blank port with added modes, we'll just stay on the Wii U.
I always thought that the GC was Nintendo's weakest system. Lots of bizarre decisions (Pacman vs) and lame attempts to make Nintendo "cool" in the eyes of a gaming fans (Mario being in a DDR game). Games that I couldn't fully get down with for various reasons. But, I'm willing to give some of its library another try. I still own Eteranl Darkness and Sunshine, but I would buy them again.
Most of them were bought when first released, Ikaruga is still sealed brand new as I bought the download version on 360.
I recently scored Cel Damage for free for it too.
1. Rogue Leader
2. Freaky Fliers
3. Soul Caliber 2
4. Jedi Outcast (even better if you add inverted horizontal splitscreen support in tablet mode)
4. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
5. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
1. Mariokart: Double Dash
2. Super Smash Bros: Melee
3. Super Mario Sunshine
4. F-Zero GP
5. Starfox Adventures
@Great_Gonzalez MOONS GIVE ME STRENGTH!!! Oh man that voice acting was so good/bad. A bit like Final Fantasy X in that respect.
@KiWiiU_Freek wanted to ask you what is Mario Smash Football???
It's the Australian/Euro version of Super Mario Strikers, that Mario Soccer game.
@KiWiiU_Freek I was about to say. If they made a Mario NFL type game Americans here would lose their s***!
It amazes me that they haven't!
It would be excellent, I'm not that into NFL but a Mario NFL game like that as sure as hell would.
@KiWiiU_Freek I would absolutely flip if they mad a Mario pro wrestling or Mario mma game! Straight up. That's been a dream of mine for years.
That would be awesome!
I'm with you on that, great idea.
I would buy that in a heartbeat.
I played Def Jam on Cube, funny as hell.
I would love a Mario version of that, it will never happen though because Mario and violence = think of the kiddies!
I would love Mario to go dark side and do a wrestling game, Mario & Luigi Dream Team.
The possibilities of tag team wrestling with Mario & CO just fit perfectly. Bowser and Bowser Jr, Peach and Daisy, the list goes on.
@KiWiiU_Freek Imagine Donkey Kong having Brock Lesnars moveset? I would literally go apes***!
So many awesome possibilities.
We can dream.
@Henmii I just played Sunshine and it's unplayable. It's very camera sensitive which makes jumping at some levels hell and i'm experienced gamer. This game should be retouched
@Alucard83 I have it emulated on my Wii but I have yet to play it. I will let you know how it is by the end of the week.
I understand now why they didnt release it on WII U. There are stutters in this Switch emulated version. You need a bit more power that's for sure
I would buy the Switch just to be able to play Skies of Arcadia on the go. Really one of my top five games (Ni No Kuni, Dragon Quest IX, Final Fantasy IX, Panzer Dragoon Saga are the others). Skies on GameCube fixed some of the errors that were on the Saturn version!
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