Nintendo's GameCube. Courtesy/Wikipedia

It was previously rumored that the Nintendo Switch would come with GameCube virtual console support. In a recent interview with a French publication, Nintendo teased that that rumor might actually be true in some form.

“We can not really answer with precision because we have not announced anything about it at this time,” Nintendo’s deputy general manager Yoshiaki Koizumi told Melty. “What I can tell you is that we are working on things that go in that direction.”

Koizumi didn’t give out any specifics on what he meant by “working on things,” but at least GameCube fans have something to look forward to. However, it’s important to note that Koizumi didn’t confirm that the GameCube virtual console will be available for the Nintendo Switch. Perhaps the company will be bringing in GameCube support in a different manner.

With Koizumi’s statement, this is the closest thing that Nintendo has done to confirm GameCube title support for the Nintendo Switch. The upcoming console’s launch titles have been criticized by many as being weak leaving some fans unconvinced of the Switch’s value. If GameCube support is introduced for the console, that might make fans think otherwise.

Eurogamer reported back in December that Nintendo was testing Switch versions of GameCube titles “Super Mario Sunshine,” “Luigi’s Mansion” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.” The site claimed that all three titles were already working and were being prepped for release.

Nintendo’s general manager Shinya Takahashi also previously mentioned the possibility of some sort of GameCube support on the Switch. He said that this could take the form of controller attachments. Takahashi explained that if Nintendo did release a GameCube version of the Joy-Con controllers, they would have to include the pressure-sensitive analog triggers, according to Polygon.

The Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3 with “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” as its lead launch title. Nintendo announced yesterday that the game will be the first in the franchise to have n Expansion Pass that will include two DLC packs for $19.99.