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Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess to launch on Android in 1080p

Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China) Nintendo Wii And GameCube Games Are Being Remastered For Nvidia Shield--But Only In China
Theresa Hayes | 05 December, 2017, 15:57

Yet there is a catch to it which is that it is only restricted to China. Given how hard it is to sell consoles in China, it would appear that Nintendo is using smart devices like the Nvidia Shield to crack the market and sell its games. The games are from the Wii and the GameCube eras and include New Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Punch-Out.

SHIELD owners in China will be able to download and play select Wii and Nintendo GameCube titles, with others coming soon - among them, Super Mario Galaxy. While this does mean the Shield can comfortably play Wii games, it's hard to gauge if Nintendo will bring games to Shield in the United Kingdom, or simply reserve them exclusively for Switch instead.

If these Wii games run at 1080p, a resolution the Wii didn't actually support, they'll be crisp running in the Switch's Handheld mode which only requires 720p output.

And now New Super Mario Bros.

If you happen to live in China and want to get your hands on one of these, it'll cost you RMB 1499 ($227). The fact that all this is exclusively for Chinese residents means by its very nature that it is solely for a limited Sinophile audience. Based on recent statistics, China has more than 300 million gamers.

When it comes to protecting their intellectual property, Nintendo can be rather particular about that, such as creating programs that YouTubers need to be part of in order to post videos on Nintendo games.

With the Chinese government lifting ban on gaming consoles after 15 years, Sony and Microsoft have launched their consoles in the country.