Downloadable GameCube Titles could arrive on the Wii U
Nintendo very early on confirmed that no GameCube games will be playable on the Wii U. However, this was merely the discs – no downloads mentioned.
During an interview, Amber McCollom, the Director of Entertainment & Trend Marketing at Nintendo of America, was asked asked about backwards compatibility in the Wii U, and said that “[a] number of the games that were playable on GameCube can be downloaded from WiiWare.”
It seems like a strange thing to mention so early on, and with no confirmation from a higher place, you may want to take this news with a pinch of salt.
However, when Nintendo of America was directly asked a few days later, they gave a similarly fishy response…
To clarify the capabilities of the Wii U system: As correctly stated, Wii U will not play Nintendo GameCube discs, however Nintendo has not made any announcements regarding downloadable content.
This seems quite strange. Nintendo could have easily given a straight no. This definitely suggests that, even if they haven’t commenced doing it, they are considering the possibility of GameCube games on Wii U.
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