Super Mario Galaxy Launches With Other Wii Games On Nvidia Shield

Super Mario Galaxy Launches With Other Wii Games On Nvidia Shield

In China. Just in China y'all.

The Nintendo and Nvidia partnership that began with the development of the Nintendo Switch is proceeding to the next stage. Nintendo will be offering a selection of Wii titles for the Android-powered Nvidia Shield in China. An article by Chinese site GamerSky shows Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, New Super Mario Bros Wii, and Punch-Out!! as the first games making the transition.

A store page makes a point of the Wii titles running in 1080p, something they could not do on their original platforms. There's no way to tell if there are any additional post-processing effects added to the ports. The Nvidia Shield will cost 1,499 RMB ($226) in the region.

The Nvidia Shield is coming to China via a deal between Nvidia, Nintendo, and iQiyi, a Chinese distribution company. The latter is key, as releasing consoles in China is a tough affair, subject to heavy regulation and usually requiring that foreign vendors go through a local distributor.

The site actually lists Nintendo offerings as GameCube and Wii ports. Given the Shield-like Nintendo Switch, could this mean Nintendo is relatively close to offering GameCube or Wii titles on the console?

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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