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Dolphin emulator for GameCube and Wii is getting an official Steam release

With how aggressive it is Nintendo In relation to their intellectual properties, we have seen a merciless demand from websites and users who make use of them (with or without profit). With that said, it’s funny how we have confirmation that the popular console emulator called Dolphin is officially coming to Steam.

Exactly how long this will be live is unknown at this time, but the Steam store page for Dolphin is available right now. The page cleverly does not display any Nintendo games or say the word “Nintendo”, GameCube or Wii.


According to the description:

“Dolphin Emulator is your one-way ticket to nostalgia if you’re looking to relive cube-shaped, motion-controlled console classics from the big N. Return to an era of gaming before the advent of microtransactions and experience a diverse library of thousands of titles that were released for these consoles in a span of 15+ years. Dolphin Emulator allows these classic games to be reborn in the modern age with support for 4K displays, modern controllers, and much, much more. All of this totally open source and free to download.”

The page specifies what type of hardware is required to run these games. We are talking about an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280.


As for how Dolphin will work on Steam, that has yet to be revealed. The developers have noted that a guide outlining the process and features will arrive once Dolphin is available for download. Emulation is a hot topic, and Nintendo is no stranger to taking quick action against sites and venues that host game ROMs for their consoles.

From Metroid Prime to Super Mario Galaxy to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the GameCube and Wii have some absolute gems in their libraries.