Japanese video game maker Nintendo announced Tuesday that it will sell an adapter that will allow its GameCube console to play games made for Nintendo's portable Game Boy machines. The GameCube Game Boy Player will attach to the bottom of the GameCube and will accept cartridges intended for all three versions of the Game Boy, including Game Boy Advance.
Nintendo said the adapter taps into growing nostalgia for older games and extends the Game Boy Advance experience. "It instantly makes your current favorite Game Boy Advance game larger than life and at the same time allows you to see your favorite portable title from a decade ago in an entirely new way," Peter MacDougall, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America, said in a statement. The adapter will go on sale in Japan next March. North American pricing and availability have not been set.