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Switch emulator announced, made by team behind Citra 3DS emulator

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It was always going to happen, but I didn't think it would happen quite this quickly. The team behind popular 3DS emulator Citra have announced an emulator for the Nintendo Switch called Yuzu, just 10 months after the console first hit stores.

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The biggest game on the Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is already playable with an emulator (opens in new tab) because it released on Wii U too. But there's a lot of excellent games that are exclusive to the Switch, including Super Mario Odyssey. The prospect of playing that on PC is very exciting indeed.

Not much more to go on for now, but the development team's previous work, and the fact that its Citra emulator is incredibly easy to use, makes me confident they'll deliver. 

If you have any burning questions about emulation—such as 'is it really legal?'—then it's worth reading Wes's piece from last year (opens in new tab), which includes thoughts from emulator developers and an IP lawyer.

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.