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Nintendo games remastered for Nvidia Shield in China

Nintendo has partnered with hardware manufacturer Nvidia in Japan to bring several games over to the Nvidia Shield.

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Nintendo has partnered with hardware manufacturer Nvidia in Japan to bring several games over to the Nvidia Shield.

A selection of Wii and Gamecube games are available for the shield – at present, only in China. It is an Android-based home console, and will feature remastered ports of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Details are thin as to how exactly these games have been remastered to run on the Nvidia Shield, but as you can see from the tweets below, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is running in 1080p.

These are from Daniel Ahmad, a digital games analyst at Niko Partners:

And now New Super Mario Bros. Wii:

At the moment these are exclusive to China, with the price of the Shield at RMB 1499 (£169) and the games at RMB 68 (£8). All the communications from Nintendo and from Nvidia have been targeted specifically for Chinese customers.

But you never know; perhaps in the future we may yet see Nintendo games on even more devices. The company’s recent toe-dipping on mobile platforms, with games like Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, is a clear indication of its open mind.

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