Ever since the Nintendo Switch first launched a few months ago, one thing that many fans have been asking is “when’s the Virtual Console coming out?” The Virtual Console, which allows gamers to download and play classic Nintendo games on their new consoles, has been a big selling point for Nintendo’s past couple of systems. Five months after the Switch’s release, and there’s still no news on when this feature will be added. This has caused fans to speculate that Nintendo may be updating the Virtual Console with new features and maybe even some new games.
Just a couple days ago, some new evidence surfaced suggesting that Nintendo may be adding GameCube games to the Virtual Console’s lineup. One gamer has posted a screenshot online of a couple of GameCube games listed on Nintendo of Europe’s website servers: Doshin the Giant and Sonic Adventure DX Director’s Cut. While these titles may not be considered GameCube classics (most people haven’t even heard of Doshin the Giant), they were definitely on the GameCube, meaning that GameCube games may finally be coming to the Virtual Console.
Rumors of GameCube games coming to Nintendo’s Virtual Console started when news spread that backwards compatibility was being considered for the Switch. Nintendo has been pretty good with making sure that their previous generation of games are compatible with the current gen’s system. PlayStation and Xbox have also worked on making sure that fans would be able to play their favorite older games on their newer systems.
Right now, this evidence is nothing more than a rumor. While these GameCube games may be listed on Nintendo’s site, it doesn’t actually say if they’re coming to the Switch or Virtual Console. Fans will just have to wait till Nintendo comes forward with their official plans for the Virtual Console.