Many gamers have been adamantly awaiting news that Virtual Console would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. For those who do not know, Virtual Console is a line of titles released on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS which were essentially emulations of Nintendo’s retro catalogue, ranging from the NES to the N64.
Unfortunately, according to a Nintendo representative, we may not be seeing Virtual Console on the Switch at all… at least not in its current form. When asked by Kotaku regarding Virtual Console and the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo rep said the following:
There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems.
At first, it may seem like there is no hope for Virtual Console fans, however, from the wording, it may not look so dull after all. It seems that Nintendo may just want to distance themselves from the Virtual Console brand for the Nintendo Switch, after all, it was announced today that Nintendo Switch Online member will have access to an expanding catalogue of NES games. Who knows!