Many of us have been hoping that Nintendo would bring its extensive Game Boy Advance library to the 3DS eShop. Save for a few games given away during Nintendo’s ambassador program, GBA games have yet to appear on the Virtual Console. Community Manager CeeCee of Natsume (publisher of the Harvest Moon series) revealed on Tumblr that even though they aren’t currently working on porting any of its GBA games, Nintendo was aiming to make this a possibility in the future. For the full statement, hit the jump.

The following statement was made on Natsume’s Community Manager’s blog about the possibility of putting some of their GBA games on Virtual Console:

“No, Nintendo does not put recent console games on the 3DS eShop, and sadly that means we cannot either. The same goes with GBA (outside of the ambassador games) – though they’re working on this and we look forward to the day it’s possible. But until that day comes, we aren’t actively working on porting any specific GBA or GameCube games.”

Though it is still uncertain as to whether or not Nintendo will release GBA games to the 3DS eShop, Nintendo seems to be working on making that a reality. It seems it is more a matter of “when” Nintendo will decide to announce and release GBA games, rather than if they will.

Source: Tumblr
Via: Official Nintendo Magazine
  • GreatAlexander

    NGC games should also be brought to wiiu .

    • Death

      Sadly, the lack of analogue shoulder buttons would make some of the biggest titles (Mario Sunshine, Melee, Luigi’s Mansion, F-Zero, etc.) unplayable. Some would work well, but they need to release an official GCN > Wii U adapter or offer a controller with analogue shoulders.

      • Sid Walker


  • Daniel Ireland

    I don’t understand why they don’t just re-release EVERYTHING on the Wii U. It can’t be that hard to port their own games, can it?

    • Sid Walker

      They will lose

  • MikeL

    As if it requires some sort of effort to do this, all they need is emulator software which they evidently already have since they released several games through the ambassador program.