Unearthed video shows unreleased LCD screen for the GameCube
I mean, the handle's there for a reason!
Back when the GameCube first released, everyone talked about the handle on the system. Many wondered why it was even there, as who would be lugging around their GameCube? Oddly enough, a handful of companies did release portable screens for the platform, but there were some others that never saw the light of day.
In the video above, you can see an LCD screen prototype that was in the works for the GameCube. Nintendo was showing this off at E3 2002, but it was a peripheral that would never see the light of day. There’s no doubt quite a few would have picked up this accessory if it were an official first-party product, but those interested in portable GameCube play had to go with third party options.
Believe it or not, this accessory was inspired by Phantasy Star, as Yuji Naka envisioned the series as something that could work with side-by-side gameplay.