Will the OUYA Nintendo Emulators be available at launch?
With the public release of the OUYA just over a month away there is talk and worry that the console won’t have enough launch titles. As yet the only big title we have heard about is a 3D port of Canabalt. Now whilst this is a good game, it’s not exactly a major launch title.
But, TechCrunch has reported that there will be downloadable emulators to play plenty of classic Nintendo games for the NES, SNES and N64.
OUYA forum administrator and owner Ed Krassenstein published a post saying that the NES emulator ENUya had been submitted for review and should be approved for launch. He also stated that the SuperGNES SNES emulator and the Mupen64Plus N64 emulator had also been submitted with the Mupen64Plus N64 emulator already approved by OUYA for the official store at the launch date of the console.
The OUYA and emulators isn’t a new relationship. Back in January there was some footage that surfaced of the developer kits console running N64 games and also SNES titles. We are hopeful that having the N64 emulator on the official store also means thats users do not have to load on the titles themselves. OUYA are yet to release an official statement regarding its stance on emulation and its acceptability on the platform.
Emulators have been around for a long time and you can pretty much emulate any games console ever made. But what will be interesting and maybe just easier, if OUYA can bring all those things together into one place for us and we can just sit down and have it all on one box, underneath our television.
Here’s a video we found of the OUYA running the Mupen64Plus N64 emulator. Let us know what you think.