Last year, we learned Nintendo is brining some of its Wii games—including Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and New Super Mario Bros Wii—to the Nvidia Shield in China. Super Mario Galaxy just went ahead and launched on the Shield running at 1080p, and it has all of us in the West asking one question:
We don't want the Wii's classics on the Shield, mind you. We want to see them on the Nintendo Switch. Nvidia and Nintendo worked closely together on the Switch, which has quite a bit in common with Nvidia's own portable system. But if Nintendo has plans to bring us upscaled versions of its Wii library a la China, it's staying mum for now.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is already available on China's Shields, and glitch hunters quickly discovered it runs on a GameCube emulator. The presence of a Shield / Switch compatible GameCube emulator raises a whole bunch of questions about Nintendo's plans for marketing its retro games for the Switch, but we've heard nothing about those plans since last year. Only lonely wolf-howls linger in our ears.