Nvidia's Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China

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Among the Nintendo games being made available on the Nvidia Shield are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, first released in 2006, and New Super Mario Bros Wii, from 2009. A handful of Wii games were announced, including "Punch-out!", "New Super Mario Bros." and "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess". Granted, the company used to be a little more open and allowed some developers to create officially licensed games with Nintendo characters for non Nintendo platforms (Mario Teaches Typing comes to mind), but then Philips ruined it for everyone with its awful CD-i Mario and Legend of Zelda games.

Although this is absolutely not confirmation that these titles will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in HD, it hasn't stopped the internet rumour mill from speculating (and hoping) that these ports could one day come to Nintendo's own portable console. The company further confirmed that Super Mario Galaxy will arrive on the Shield soon alongside other titles from both consoles. "Due to Nvidia's excellent staff, these games will get high-resolution ports".

Sure, Nintendo has released games on mobile this year.

Nvidia and Nintendo are partners on the Switch, which uses Nvidia's technology. The games are said to be "remastered in 1080p" too, and you can see footage of them running in the advert for the system from Ahmad's tweet below. China's gaming market generated $24.6 billion which is almost the same as the $24 billion generated by the United States in the same year. There is no word on if these games will come to the SHIELD in other countries (like the United States).

Maybe we're overshooting here, as, again, the deal appears to be exclusive just to China, and Nintendo hasn't even said a word yet.

Despite the unorthodox treatment of its titles, Nintendo's latest plan does fall in line with how complex Chinese releases usually are. That spurred speculation the Chinese web and gaming giant will help Nintendo tap the mainland market. As Kotaku reports, you usually need Nintendo hardware to play Nintendo console titles, so this is a rather mould breaking industry move. In 2003, the company partnered with iQue, a home electronics maker that developed a device capable of bypassing the legislation that banned console games.

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