Nintendo: No Concrete Answer On GameCube Virtual Console

In an interview with French site Melty, Nintendo’s Yoshiaki Koizumi and Shinya Takahashi were asked about the possibility of GameCube games coming to Virtual Console. While they could not confirm the presence outright, they said that Nintendo is working on something similar.

Koizumi: We cannot give a concrete answer, because we have nothing to announce at the moment. But there’s something I can tell you: we are working on some things along those lines.

This also creates expectations of GameCube-inspired Joy-Con controllers. Mr. Takahashi admitted that while analog shoulder buttons would be an expected inclusion, he feels the controllers would be “ugly”.

Takahashi: The technology is open enough that in the future, other accessories will be grafted on the console. If one day we think of creating Joy-Con GameCube Edition, we will think of putting in analogue triggers. I can imagine a GameCube Controller in Joy-Con; it might be a bit big and ugly, no?

Rumors of GameCube games coming to the Switch’s Virtual Console have circulated for a while now. Games like Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Mario Sunshine are among the games reportedly prepped to debut under Nintendo’s classic games branding.

In the same interview, Koizumi confirmed that video output for the Switch will only be possible via the system’s dock. USB-to-HDMI cables will not allow any video output whatsoever. Ergo, the dock (sold on its own for $90) is the sole conduit to output the Switch’s graphics on a television.

Translations via Perfectly Nintendo


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