We kind of guessed this would happen. Nintendo has been so pretty quiet about a lot of Nintendo Switch details so our speculation has been along this line. No more guessing because now it’s official: the Virtual Console will not go live when the Switch launches next week, Nintendo said today.
“Virtual Console games will not be available on Nintendo Switch at launch,” the company said in a press release. “We will share more information in the future.”
It’s for sure disappointing news especially for those who bought larger memory cards and wanted to go VC crazy, not to mention to have those Virtual Console games to fill the void between big Switch releases like Zelda and Super Mario Odyssey. Given Nintendo’s history—it’s fair to expect the worst, but we’ll try to be positive though. Here’s to you Virtual Console, we hope you make an appearance on the Nintendo Switch.