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Submitted by legendoflex 972d ago | news

Nintendo Rep Seemingly Recommits to GameCube Games on Wii U Virtual Console

GenGAME writes: "We’ve heard some back-and-forth comments about whether Wii U would support backward compatibility with GameCube via the Virtual Console download and emulation service. First, Nintendo reps said it’d be among the software supported when Wii U was first announced back in 2011; then, Reggie Fils-Aime denied that Nintendo had confirmed anything regarding GameCube plans; then, Retro Gamer magazine said they definitely are coming. Now, we have a representative from Nintendo of Canada, Matt Ryan, affirming the original statement made in 2011." (GameCube, Virtual Console, Wii U)

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a_bro  +   972d ago
MGS: Twin Snakes on virtual Console PLS. sure it wasnt the best of remakes, especially compared to the original, which still holds a place in my heart, but i enjoyed it

oh and yes, eternal Darkness pls.
ronin4life  +   972d ago
? I've always heard.it was a far superior port...
Dno  +   972d ago
it is
deafdani  +   972d ago
It seems it has really divided opinions, but regardless, it's got pretty great reviews.
Qrphe  +   972d ago
It's not a port it's a remake (that feels like a reboot). Kojima won't talk about it however, unless confronted directly since he wasn't satisfied with it.
PopRocks359  +   970d ago
It's MGS1 remade with the MGS2 engine with rerecorded voice work. As far as I'm concerned, it's leaps and bounds over the original.
millzy102  +   972d ago
twin snakes a must but word has konami might be making a mgs hd collection with twin snakes in it, hope its true, I already have hd collection on psvita and ps3 (because I'm really sad) but having twin snakes in hd will justify £30. my GameCube virsion broke but I still play original had it for 10 years and still works great.

the legend of zelda windwaker/ twilight princess (i know you can play Wii version but I'm used to GameCube version can't get my head around the mirror image on wii, resident evil 1 remake, enter the matrix (but that won't happen) Mario kart double dash (with online), luigi's mansion for VC
DA_SHREDDER  +   972d ago
If i don't get digital copy of Skies of Arcadia from any publisher Im gonna fucking snap!
Neonridr  +   972d ago
This is great news, so many great Gamecube games.

My only hope is they don't gouge us on the pricing, looking at how much they charge for N64 games ($10 approx), I am a little worried.
Moonman  +   972d ago
I'm guessing around $14. Wonder if they will up the resolution to HD on some like they added 3D to some classic NES games on 3DS eShop.... :P
Neonridr  +   972d ago
it would be nice, however that would require more work on their part. I would honestly just be happy to see the games there in their original forms first.

There is always potention for HD re-releases down the road of games / compilations.
MrGunny94  +   972d ago
MGS: Twin Snakes and Pokemon games from Gamecube

Do it Nintendo please :)!
DivineAssault  +   972d ago
I think ALL their gamecube 1st party games warrant HD re releases via N Network..
Instigator  +   972d ago
It would be weird to be able to download digital versions of Wii U games while the Gamecube library is forgotten. They only take 1.5GB or less, so you could fit a minimum of 20 of those on the 32GB SKU.

I hope Tales of Symphonia, Baten Kaitos and Skies of Arcadia Legends get released on it. Those are some of the games I'm kind of bitter for missing the first time.

That and SSBM with online, like Capcom did with Super Street Fighter II on VC. It needs to happen.
deafdani  +   972d ago
All I want is Wind Waker with widescreen and HD support, and taking advantage of the GamePad (for inventory, maps, and Tingle!)

It's a no-brainer. Get to it, Nintendo.
Qrphe  +   972d ago
So you pretty much want an HD port of Wind Waker. You're better off waiting for the next Zelda instead.
deafdani  +   972d ago
Of course I want the next true Zelda game, as well. But there's nothing wrong with wanting an HD port of Wind Waker, too.

:3
Sucitta  +   971d ago
do they have mariokart 64 available for download yet?
FlairSomewhere  +   971d ago
...since the last time i turned on my wii, i believe they have.
StrawHatPatriot  +   971d ago
This is why I still want Wii first over a Wii U, all the gamecube games, and that gamecube controller is wonderful....
Nevers0ft  +   971d ago
Although it would be nice to have some official confirmation of GC games on the Virtual Console, I just assumed GC games would be on there anyway. Considering the Wii U is backward compatible the Wii, and the Wii hardware is very similar to the GC, Nintendo would have to try hard for the Wii U not to support GC games... The only real question is, do they need to emulate the GC, considering the Wii U has a mini Wii tucked away in there somewhere?
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