Nintendo Switch’s Virtual Console to Support GameCube Games?

The leaks and rumors for Nintendo’s newest console keep pouring in, and this latest one could be big news for fans of Nintendo’s fourth system.

According to a report from Eurogamer, the Virtual Console system which has appeared on the Nintendo Wii, 3DS, and Wii U will return for the Switch. An upgrade program will be available such as what was present on the Wii U, allowing those who bought these titles on the other three Nintendo platforms to purchase them again at a small fee instead of at full price. However, the biggest addition to this virtual library will reportedly be the Nintendo GameCube, with titles including Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee all currently working as intended. The report also states that Animal Crossing is next in line to become Virtual Console-compatible, and considering the GameCube’s well-regarded library of both first and third-party titles, the confirmation of this addition to the Virtual Console could certainly hold a lot of potential.

More will be revealed on the Nintendo Switch and its software on January 12, and Hardcore Gamer will be sure to have plenty more on Nintendo’s next console leading up to that date and its planned release this upcoming spring.