When the Wii U was unvieled, there were big plans to release games on the eShop although this never transpired. Will Nintendo instead release them on NX instead?
Nintendo said 3 years ago they were going to bring them to Wii U. That never happened. Anyway I am sure NX will get them.
I hope NX does get them, it would be a shame if it didn't!
Which is even stranger since you can hack the Wii U to play most GC games flawlessly.
I had heard about this and how it goes into Wii mode to carry out the hack. It is rather bizzare.
@solvemymaze It seems the only reason Nintendo didnt include physical BC with the Gamecube is because they didn't want to use the money required to read the disks. Otherwise, it works better than the 360 BC on Xbone.
If NX gets them and maintains online support for classics like mario kart double dash, mario tennis, super smash Bros melee, I'm a day 1 buyer. Even if it's something akin to ps4 shareplay, I will be satiated. I only got to play gamecube at my buddies house, but I want those games. They have real nostalgia for me.
That would be amazing if they added online support for those games. I'll most likely be a day 1 buyer too, although I'm hoping it'll launch with a Super Mario game like Galaxy or 64.
They better. I was really hoping they'll do it for the Wii U. I ended up being really disappointed when it didn't happen.
Me too! It was a massive tease that didn't deliver in the end when it came to GameCube games.
I'm a BIG fan - of Nintendo, but, if somebody could please explain why Gamecube games never made it to the Wii U I would be eternally grateful...ANYBODY...
Only thing I can think of is because of GameCubes triggers.
This could be a valid reason. From what I can recall though, it was only really the Rogue Squadron games and F-Zero that used the dual functionalities of the triggers.
I know Mario sunshine and luigis mansion used them too.
Yes and the only other problem I can think of is that the GC used memory cards to save data. The only way that could be possible on the Wii U is to use sd cards instead and add support for GC controllers on the vc or they might remake more GC games like they've done with Zelda: tww & tp. Some GC games also got remade for the wii such as Pikmin 1 & 2, and the Metroid Prime trilogy which is on the vc. Or they might release them for the NX.
Because the Wii U failed...
I wouldn't say it was a massive failure, more of a misfire.
They'd most likely cite that it was a lack of interest although going from the reception of this article already, that doesn't seem to be the case.
I hope so.
I guess we could find out at E3 this year.
If they do, I hope they bring Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles to it. One of the comfiest games I played and most underrated FF title.
Loved that game, wish they would make a proper sequel.
Same, the OST was really good as well.
That was with the GBA link up wasn't it? I'm sure there would be a way they could get it to work with the portable version of NX, or perhaps even 3DS since they have said they'll still support that platform, too.
It was a massive failure...it's one of the worst selling consoles of all time....that's a big failure
Gamecube had analog triggers. Wii U has digital triggers. It's going to be hard to replicate the experience. On another note I'm surprised we didn't get a lot of GameCube remakes on 3DS
N4G mods go ahead a create NX channel
I think if they could have they would of by now. Remember those ambassadors games on 3ds? It can use the DS mode to run GBA games natively but all the OS/sleep functions are disabled. It's literally 1:1 hardware bc without the bells and whistles, i.e. save states. From my own expertise it work the same way on the Wii u with Wii/GC games. While with the former they just dumped the disc image onto the eshop with an included icon and they still boot into wii mode. A GC game would still look for the controller and memory card configuration and you would have to get up and turn the console off every time you were done because there would be no way to get back to home screen (like the original hardware). It's somewhat crude and probably not up to their standards to release them that way and the Wii U is nowhere close to be able to brute-force emulate those games purely through software, unlike N64, DS, NES etc. edit: NX could be an entirely different story though. It will happen eventually.
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