Eurogamer Says Mario Sunshine, Melee, and Luigi’s Mansion Among GCN Virtual Console Games on Switch

GameCube games on the Nintendo Switch? Yes please. According to Eurogamer, the Nintendo Switch’s Virtual Console will support GameCube games, with Super Mario Sunshine, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Luigi’s Mansion among the first batch of titles that will release. They claim this is according to three independent sources they have vetted.

It is unknown exactly how many platforms will be on Nintendo Switch’s Virtual Console, but according to their sources there will be an upgrade program in place just like there is on current generation consoles, allowing for cheaper fees for titles you may already own. This is important as we aren’t sure if those titles can transfer directly and we also know the Wii U itself suffered from some really poor emulation of NES and SNES games.

As for what we can expect after those initial three games, it appears that Animal Crossing (from the GameCube) is currently being tested. They also claim that Nintendo is testing out the viability of allowing the current Wii U GameCube controller adapter to work with the Switch, though nothing has been finalized yet. Naturally, many gamers would be interested in playing these old classics with the original controllers.

Fans have been waiting a long time to see GameCube games come to the virtual console. What titles do you want to see from that era come back?

Source: Eurogamer

  • Giordan

    I hope for Path of Radiance cause that game is like $150 for just the disc.

    • I agree. I’m happy to play it on my Gamecube but it’s a shame there are so many people who haven’t had a chance to get it.

  • I need Zelda: FSA. It’s the only one I don’t own.

Latest Comments

  • author image
    OWM90 says:
    "idly buy" "one of the thiefs" Please proof read your articles in future if you wish to be taken se...
  • author image
    Chris Jagucki says:
    This Edition might get a preorder discount later on. Both the Standard and Collectors Editions are c...
  • author image
    hyrules says:
    Were they really that much shorter in Wind waker? honestly those are some of my favorite dungeons, s...
  • author image
    Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson says:
    I was optimistic about the Wii U despite not really understanding the messaging at the time. I basi...
  • author image
    Umad? says:
    I don't know what you're trying to ask, but Valentines day is meant for romance and love and stuff....