1. SoftTaur

    SoftTaur
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    https://kotaku.com/virtual-console-...witter&utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter
     
  2. It just keeps getting better.
     
  3. Kiraly

    Kiraly
    Member

    There it is. Enjoy the ‘regularly added’ NES games!
     
  4. kami_sama

    kami_sama
    Member

    But I want Sunshine on my Switch...
     
  5. Conor419

    Conor419
    Banned Member

    N/A
     
  6. Khanimus

    Khanimus
    Member

    welp...
     
  7. Revolsin

    Revolsin
    Member

    Excellent, so we'll get them in the form of the free games with added online instead. Hyped for some N64 and GC stuff. F-Zero X and GX online would be fuckin dope.
     
  8. Soap

    Soap
    Member

    So they are going the Netflix route.
     
  9. Axass

    Axass
    Member

    The good news keep on coming.

    -_-
     
  10. That is pretty discouraging.
     
  11. HPH

    HPH
    Member

    This is a nightmare. Rip Gamecube VC.
     
  12. KRBM

    KRBM
    Member

    At last some transparency. Bummer for those who expected VC.

    At least there's a homebrew Dolphin for Switch in the works. Gonna hack the shit out of my Switch.
     
  13. Nightbird

    Nightbird
    Member

    What the fuck
     
  14. Maxime

    Maxime
    Member

    That really sucks : \
     
  15. Axass

    Axass
    Member

    Yeah, 5 or 6 years down the line, sure.
     
  16. Raijinto

    Raijinto
    Member

    Well there it is I guess. A little disappointing to not be able to play some older games on Switch but I can still play them elsewhere so it's not a big deal to me.
     
  17. meppi64

    meppi64
    Member

    Fucking hell. :(
     
  18. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud
    Member

    “The Virtual Console” banner. Just like I expected they’re not using virtual console name brand anymore. Even more reason to believe in the Netflix subscription they will use.
     
  19. BAN PUNCHER

    BAN PUNCHER
    Member

  20. The best catalogue of games, outside of PC, and they do nothing with it.

    Still feel like a mug for buying so many on the Wii. Totally worthless now.
     
  21. KoolAid

    KoolAid
    Member

    There it is.

    You'll buy the mini consoles and you'll like it.
     
  22. Jazzem

    Jazzem
    Member

    Honestly, I'd rather not be paying individually for NES era games these days, happy getting access to a bunch through the online subscription.

    Just gimme more visual options than VC has offered, I need my scanlines D:
     
  23. My sentiment exactly. What caused this sharp uturn?
     
  24. skeezx

    skeezx
    Member

    obvious some time now "virtual console" as we know it wasn't coming. hopefully that doesn't mean the games won't be available period
     
  25. LordKano

    LordKano
    Member

    we already knew that since launch ?
     
  26. FiXalaS

    FiXalaS
    Member

    I honestly think this is a better solution for me as I'm paying regardless(for online play) a really cheap amount with friends (family plan) and Nintendo prices the VC titles high anyway. I'm also gonna play stuff I wouldn't have bought otherwise.

    I hope they expand to SNES and more.
     
  27. Rogue Agent

    Rogue Agent
    Member

    Oh man. No. :(

    I hope this at least means certain classic titles are released individually but even that seems out of the question.
     
  28. LewieP

    LewieP
    Member

    Statement reads like a branding thing primarily. I am sure more classic Nintendo games will be heading to the Switch.

    But if Nintendo aren't doing emulation of their older games (beyond NES), homebrew emulators will certainly plug the gap.
     
  29. Alent

    Alent
    Member

    what the FUCK

    glad i kept my Wii U
     
  30. FallenGrace

    FallenGrace
    Member

    So what is the virtual Console? Is it old Nintendo games on their store like PSN? I haven't owned a Nintendo console since the GameCube so I'm out the loop a bit.
     
  31. Kiraly

    Kiraly
    Member

    Deep in your heart you know this is not going to happen. :(
     
  32. Tirisfal

    Tirisfal
    Member

    Can’t wait for homebrew because of shit like this. People are willing and waiting to give their money and Nintendo just doesn’t care.
     
  33. Fukuzatsu

    Fukuzatsu
    Member

    While it would be nice to see a bunch of different systems' games show up on the subscription service if they're not doing VC, I'm not holding my breath. It feels pretty unlikely they'd specify NES only (at least at the start) if they intended to go all up through to Gamecube.
     
  34. FiXalaS

    FiXalaS
    Member

    Basically classic titles on your new system, obtained digitally.
     
  35. mutantmagnet

    mutantmagnet
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    Rumor says Gameboy games will be coming as well.
     
  36. ZeroGravity

    ZeroGravity
    Member

    Everything about how Nintendo has handled the Virtual Console since DAY ONE of the Wii has been a disaster.
     
  37. AAMARMO

    AAMARMO
    Member

    Nintendo wants you to buy there custom raspberry pi each year with there classic system.
     
  38. Dan Thunder

    Dan Thunder
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    Doesn't say they're not coming, just says they're not coming as 'Virtual Console' titles.

    If they weren't releasing them in any form they'd just say that there are no plans to release games beyond the one included in the monthly membership.

    I suspect they're probably thinking more along the lines of Playstation Now/Microsoft Game Pass.
     
  39. ManCityX

    ManCityX
    Member

    Before people get the wrong end of the stick, they're not saying the classics won't come to Switch.

    If and when they do, it will be in a different format, so through the online service or part of a collection release (like Mega Man Legacy) etc.

    I'd be all in for Metroid 2D classics collection.
     
  40. SgtCobra

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  41. TheStebe

    TheStebe
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    “There are currently no plans to bring classic games together under the Virtual Console banner as has been done on other Nintendo systems,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku in an e-mail late last night.

    So it could be a total rebranding rather than nothing. I am still optimistic
     
  42. Revolsin

    Revolsin
    Member

    I believe.
     
  43. Gobias-Ind

    Gobias-Ind
    Member

    If they're genuinely dropping the practice of bringing their classic library to their main platform in favor of a collection of separate little plastic shit boxes then the Switch's potential value drops by a lot for me.

    Can't get third party support. Has the worst online service. Only platform that won't have a selection of games from its previous generations (except the one 30 years ago). Ouch.

    If they are going to bring the games, and they're just dropping the brand "Virtual Console", this is some clunky ass messaging.
     
  44. z0m3le

    z0m3le
    Member

    I think with 3rd parties finding their own "VC" catalogs, it was never going to happen like it did on prior consoles. Hopefully this netflix like service (that everyone said they wanted a couple years ago) ends up with some 3rd party classic titles, even if they are not as extensive. I'm hoping Nintendo's service is regularly updated with games throughout their history, up through Wii and 3DS (With most of Wii U already on Switch, I assume we will get the few other titles that didn't make it over eventually) Nice thing about a Netflix style service, is that I shouldn't need to worry about buying the games on a new platform, the service would just have to also be available on the next platform.
     
  45. tabris

    tabris
    Banned Member

    This is due to the success of nes and snes classic machines.
     
  46. NHarmonic.

    NHarmonic.
    Member

    What the fuck... what's their problem...

    Waiting for the nintendo defense force to justify this move*
     
  47. Sylmaron

    Sylmaron
    Member

    Second-hand WiiU's will be in demand.
     
  48. FallenGrace

    FallenGrace
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    Ah ok. So they are giving some as part of their online service but not allowing people to buy them is that right? :/
     
  49. Chalfonts

    Chalfonts
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    Good

    Enhanced classics please
     
  50. Zeroneo

    Zeroneo
    Member

    Expected, people will pay more for a re-release so why sell the original for less?
     
  51. Oddish1

    Oddish1
    Member

    This is what I expected. Virtual Console as a branding is dead, but they'll still sell older games directly on the eshop. It largely doesn't make much of a difference.