Nintendo Switch emulator, yuzu, can now run Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 & more

John GodGames Emus has shared some new videos, showing the latest version of the Nintendo Switch emulator, yuzu, running numerous games. Yuzu is an experimental open-source emulator for the Nintendo Switch from the creators of Citra and while it’s still in a very early stage, it can finally run some games.

The games that can now be booted, go in-game and are being showcased below are: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Gear.Club Unlimited, Code of Princess EX, Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, Arms and Super Mario Maker 2.

Surprisingly enough, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! appears to be quite playable (though I don’t know whether the game breaks at any point after the first missions), something that will undoubtedly please all PC Pokemon fans.

Ginger: Beyond the Crystal, Super Mario Maker 2, Arms and Gear.Club Unlimited also appear to be running quite well. In short, this latest version of Yuzu can actually run games at a respectable speeds.

Unfortunately, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are not yet playable (Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in particular runs horribly and there are numerous graphical glitches) and while the emulation speed in Code of Princess EX appears to be fine, the game suffers from a number of graphical glitches/issues.

Still, we believe it’s amazing witnessing this emulator running some games so go ahead and take a look at the following videos!

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! Ingame / Gameplay (Canary 2473)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Super Mario Maker 2 Ingame / Gameplay (Canary 2474)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Arms Ingame / Gameplay (Canary 2473)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Ginger: Beyond the Crystal Ingame / Gameplay (Canary 2473)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Gear.Club Unlimited Ingame / Gameplay (Canary 2473)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ingame (Canary 2473)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Ingame (Canary 2473)

Yuzu Nintendo Switch Emulator - Code of Princess EX Ingame / Gameplay (Canary 2473)

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