Miyamoto looks to GameCube and Gameboy Advance ideas for the Wii U

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Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed in a recent interview that Nintendo may return to unrealised GameCube and Gameboy Advance link ideas with the Wii U.


In an interview with GamesMaster, Miyamoto said the company is looking at abandoned ideas for linking the GameCube and Gameboy Advance, and how it could be implemented with the Wii U.

The idea of linking the Gameboy Advance with the GameCube involved the ability to download smaller titles to the handheld console, and to use the GBA as an extra screen or as a controller.

The Wii U's GamePad already works in a similar way to how Nintendo envisioned the GameCube and GBA working together.

Nintendo first showcased GameCube and Gameboy Advance link ideas at E3 2002, with the title Pac-Man Versus, a GameCube game that could only be played with GBAs. As Miyamoto admitted, "it was rather hard for everyone to own four GBAs at the same time."

Nintendo got the ball rolling for asymmetric gaming, but unfortunately few titles utilised linking the GBA to the GameCube in an interesting way.

Miyamoto would not reveal what his current plans are, but said that it's "very likely" he will return to GameCube and Advance ideas that didn't work as planned the first time around.