Some pretty interesting news has just recently emerged about the Nintendo Switch. These details come from an interview conducted by French outlet Melty who had a chance to talk to Nintendo’s own Yoshiaki Koizumi and Shinya Takahashi.
For starters, it has now been officially confirmed that you will be able to use Bluetooth-enabled headsets with the Switch. This is great news! Of course, you’ll also be able to use traditional wired headsets/speakers by means of the headphone jack located on the top of the system (coughcoughApplecoughcough). It was also mentioned that the headphone jack will be useable even when the system is docked. Relating to the dock, it was also confirmed that it is the only way to have the Switch output video; you cannot connect an adapter to the system’s USB-C port and use it as a display output.
For months it has been speculated that Nintendo will be introducing a Gamecube Virtual Console on the Switch, but the company has carefully dodged any questions relating to that. In this interview, the executives did not confirm or deny it, but they did hint towards it. Mr. Koizumi stated that Nintendo is “working on some things along those lines.” When asked if special Joy-Cons could be created for the system — for example, Gamecube Joy-Cons with analogue triggers — Mr. Koizumi did confirm that it is possible to develop something like that. Mr. Takahashi also commented on the matter, stating that Joy-Cons with analogue triggers might be pretty bulky and ugly, but it’s still possible to create them nonetheless.
Should be very interesting to see what comes of this Gamecube-Switchuation!
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.