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NVIDIA Shield in China will also offer GameCube games, Nintendo titles run at 1080p

Posted on December 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in GameCube, News, Wii

Last night, news emerged of a new partnership between Nintendo and NVIDIA. Over in China, we heard that the NVIDIA Shield will be capable of playing Wii games. We now have even more news about the situation.

Official confirmation has come in that New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Punch-Out!! have all been “remastered in 1080p”. Super Mario Galaxy will also be out “soon”.

If that wasn’t enough, NVIDIA also says that GameCube games are on the way. Specific titles have not yet been named, however.

Here’s the full statement from NVIDIA:

Extending the business relationship that brought NVIDIA technology to Nintendo Switch, some of Nintendo’s most beloved Wii and Nintendo GameCube titles are officially headed to China for the first time. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and PUNCH-OUT!! are remastered in 1080p and available on the China version of NVIDIA SHIELD, released today.

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. These amazing games have been provided to NVIDIA under license.

Customized for the China market, SHIELD is a completely localized device, with local content, store, search and more. SHIELD will bring Chinese customers a brand-new experience in gaming, AI and home entertainment with Baidu’s DuerOS conversational AI system and abundant entertainment options from iQIYI.

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  • AquaBat

    Bear in mind that this is the first time any of these games are being officially sold in China, and has no bearing on or relation to Nintendo’s Virtual Console service unless otherwise specified.

    • Ardisan

      Nintendo VC confurmed!

      • Blake Good

        I hope so!

  • amak11

    This is positive news at least… Maybe we’ll see something like HD remasters on Switch of these titles next year. Punch-Out would look pretty amazing in HD

  • Felipe M.

    Hmm. Them titles.

  • Gilmar Venancio

    Nvidia is the real Nintendo waifu

  • Locky Mavo

    Gamecube and Wii VC games all but confirmed for Switch.

    • not at all bro
      the only vc you get is the terrible arcade thing and neo geo

      • Ghirahim

        Not at all, bro.

  • Jack Red

    Something tells me Nvidia’s relationship with Nintendo is stronger than with Sony or Microsoft in the past.

    • JustGaming

      Yep, and this is just the beginning. Given the SCD patents in the past, and now this new streaming partnership in China, Switch has a lot to look forward to in the future.

      • Jack Red

        Actually, someone already said that the streaming portion was false. The games are actually ported to the Shield TV and some even think that the games were remastered for it.

        • JustGaming

          Yeah, I noticed some confusion on the reporting.

  • Mitchel

    Just bring Gamecube, Wii and Wii U games to the Switch eShop already!

  • Dumdum

    I hope this means the Mario Galaxies are coming over to the Switch. I’d double-dip again for those two games.