Nintendo will bring GameCube games including Super Smash Bros. Melee and Luigi’s Mansion to the Switch via Virtual Console, Eurogamer reports today, citing anonymous sources.
The report, by Tom Phillips, notes that those two games along with Super Mario Sunshine are already scheduled for Nintendo’s new system. Phillips also cites Animal Crossing as a game that’s slated for the Switch’s Virtual Console, which is reportedly being manned by Nintendo European Research and Development, the studio behind the Mini-NES.
We haven’t been able to corroborate the report ourselves, outside of a few whispers here and there, but Eurogamer nailed the details of the Switch months before Nintendo revealed what it was. (On the other hand, we’re still waiting on Mother 3.)
In 2012, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime hinted that GameCube games could show up on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, but that never materialised. It sure would be nice to play Skies of Arcadia again on the go.