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GameCube Games on Wii U Virtual Console

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Nintendo has teased us with revisiting classic GameCube titles on the Wii U. With it’s new coat of paint and remastered soundtrack, Wind Waker HD also makes us want Nintendo to focus efforts on bringing some of those classics to the Wii U in a fresh light, especially considering the port of Wind Waker HD only took six months once Nintendo dedicated time and resources to it. It would help alleviate the perceived game drought the Wii U is experiencing, while giving gamers who didn’t own a GameCube a chance to play these titles.

GameCube was the handle-sporting mini-Hulk of the sixth console generation, boasting power far beyond what you'd expect from its toy-like exterior. Despite its third placing in the console wars of the day, it was home to plenty of classic games that we'd like to see return on Wii U. Is the system about to be thrown into a dusty corner, treated like the purple-cased odd one out? We doubt it. Here's how Nintendo could approach GameCube support on Wii U.

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Nintendo can either release a new GameCube-like controller to specifically play GameCube games on Wii U Virtual Console, OR they could simply remake the games that do utilize the analog triggers… OR update the GamePad to address these concerns. All of these solutions are a bit messy, but clamoring for Nintendo to simply just port all the GCN games to Virtual Console is just an asinine demand, as there are several technical limitations.

GameCube was the handle-sporting mini-Hulk of the sixth console generation, boasting power far beyond what you'd expect from its toy-like exterior. Despite its third placing in the console wars of the day, it was home to plenty of classic games that we'd like to see return on Wii U. Is the system about to be thrown into a dusty corner, treated like the purple-cased odd one out? We doubt it. Here's how Nintendo could approach GameCube support on Wii U.