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Nintendo Switch will sell GameCube games on Virtual Console – report

by Ron Duwell | December 7, 2016December 7, 2016 1:30 pm PDT

Sources over at Eurogamer are claiming that Nintendo Switch will support GameCube games through its Virtual Console service. According to the sources, the games are already up and running successfully, and three games have been prepared for release, possibly for the system’s launch.

Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee. are the three games in question, and Nintendo is also testing the potential for Animal Crossing.

To date, the GameCube is the only Nintendo platform besides the Virtual Boy which has not seen its games brought to Virtual Console. The Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS have supported games from the NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Wii.

If the GameCube is covered, that would be great news for Nintendo enthusiasts. The big question now is if the Switch’s Virtual Console will support DS games since it doesn’t have two screens.

Fire off your lists, which GameCube games should we see?

Oh man, here we go! I get to make a list! Keep in mind, I am operating under the assumption that more up to date ports of certain GameCube games will be given priority, and that includes The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, all three Metroid Prime games, Resident Evil 4, and the Pikmin games.

With that said, Super Mario Sunshine is one of the most underrated Mario games out there and the easiest game on the console to see making the cut. Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance would make a good choice seeing how the series is getting back on its feet as of late, and F-ZERO GX is an absolute must for racing fans.

SEGA and Capcom make up the best third-party options with Viewtiful Joe and Killer 7 taking Capcom’s best spot. As for SEGA, we might finally get a portable version of the JRPG classic, Skies of Arcadia! I wouldn’t mind a broken, offline version of Phantasy Star Online, either.

Closing out, Silicon Knights’ Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem is another obvious choice. As for Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes… heh, good luck with that one!

What did I miss? What do you want to see from the GameCube on Virtual Console?

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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