The Nintendo Switch launch is only a few weeks away and although Nintendo has made strides in clearing up confusion over some of the console’s more poorly-explained features, there are still a surprising number of lingering questions for a product that is hitting store shelves in just over two weeks.
One of the biggest rumors that Nintendo has yet to clear up is the Switch supporting GameCube games through the Virtual Console service (or much in the way of any details regarding VC, for that matter). While there is still no firm word on whether we can expect to see the likes of Super Mario Sunshine and Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Switch, recent comments from a Nintendo executive suggest that it is in the cards.
Yoshiaki Koizumi, Nintendo’s deputy general manager, told French publication Melty this week that although the company has nothing to announce at this time, GameCube support is something they’re looking into:
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“We can not really answer with precision [about GameCube games coming to the Switch] because we have not announced anything about it at this time…what I can tell you is that we are working on things that go in that direction.”
While it’s certainly frustrating to now know whether or not the Switch will support GameCube games, it’s at the very least reassuring to hear that this is something Nintendo is working on. Still, if being able to download some of your old GameCube favorites and play them on the go is something you consider to be a selling point of the Switch, it might be best to hold off until Nintendo is ready to make an official announcement.