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Nintendo Switch Will Not Have Virtual Console at Launch

The Nintendo Switch is just around the corner, releasing March 3rd this year. Although we’re not to far away from getting the Switch into our homes, we’re still learning new things about it.

However, not everything we learn is necessarily good. On February 23rd, Nintendo released an official statement saying that the Nintendo Switch will not have the Virtual Console at launch.

“Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch. We will share more information in the future.”

So that’s ever so slightly disappointing. After all, the Virtual Console was one aspect about the Switch that many fans still had questions about. Like, will Virtual Console titles that people purchased on Wii U carry over to Switch so they won’t have to purchase them again? There’s also the question of whether we’ll finally get Gamecube games on Virtual Console. Well, I suppose we’ll just have to wait longer for those questions to be answered.

It’s not all bad news though. On that same day, it was also confirmed that the indie titles Fast RMX and Shovel Knight, along with it’s much anticipated DLC, Spector of Torment, will launch alongside the Switch. Spector of Torment is also planned to be a Switch exclusive for a limited time. So that’s nice, right? A little something extra for early Switch buyers to look forward to.

Sources: Gamespot, Kotaku

Stephan Phelps
A gamer through and through. Lover of all kinds of games with an especially soft spot for Nintendo.

Favorite game: EarthBound

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