Random: Wii U Emulation on Valve’s Steam Deck Supports Gyro Control

Star Fox Zero running on Steam Deck
Image: Steam Deck HQ

Valve’s Steam Deck has already proven that it can run all kinds of video game emulators. What’s even more impressive, though, is how capable it is when it comes to Wii U and 3DS emulation.

As highlighted by the Steam Deck HQ website, Valve’s handheld PC can not only split screens across monitors with the appropriate emulators (Citra for 3DS and Cemu for Wii U), but it can also recreate the gyroscope controls in select Wii U titles. .

This was demonstrated in a couple of Wii U games that are still not available on the Nintendo Switch – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Star Fox Zero. You can also see a full video of Star Fox Zero in action.

And again, if you just fancy dual-screen gaming on the 3DS (or Wii U), that’s made possible with the Steam Deck too. Below is a “proof of concept” with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D:

Nintendo emulation on the Steam Deck has also been shown with games such as F-Zero GX (GameCube) using the Dolphin emulator. You can read more in our previous coverage:

Have you tried the Steam Deck yet? Leave a comment below.


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