NVIDIA Shield in China will also offer GameCube games, Nintendo titles run at 1080p
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”.
Wii games playable on NVIDIA Shield in China
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A presentation was held in China today for the NVIDIA Shield. You wouldn’t expect Nintendo news to come out of such an event, but it seems as though a pretty big announcement was made.
The new Chinese version of NVIDIA Shield is capable of running Wii games. Site reader pdapandapda tells us that the graphics will be optimized, but we’re trying to get confirmation on that. If true, perhaps the Wii titles will run at more suitable HD resolutions.
Trailer for Factor 5’s cancelled Wii game WeFly
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Many years ago, Factor 5 was hoping to release its own Pilotwings game on Wii. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out in the end, and all work was scrapped.
Liam Robertson has managed to unearth a trailer for the project back when it was known as WeFly. You can see the video for yourself below.
Let’s Sing 2018 launch trailer
Over in Europe, Let’s Sing 2018 is available today for Switch and… Wii. Koch Media decided to prepare the game for Nintendo’s new console, but also the much older system. No Wii U version in sight. Get a look at a launch trailer for Let’s Sing 2018 below.
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Pokemon games have shipped over 300 million copies worldwide
Today, The Pokemon Company announced that the total shipments of the Pokemon games have surpassed 300 million units worldwide. The latest games, Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, gave the franchise another boost when they launched on 3DS last week.
Today’s figure includes 76 Pokemon-related games from February 1996 all the way up until November 2017. Sales from downloads are included.
Video: A look into the canned Justice League game planned for Wii, which became Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
In 2015, news surfaced about an unreleased Justice League beat ’em up game. Double Helix had been working on the project, which was eventually morphed into Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters. Unseen64 and Did You Know Gaming? shared a new report on the original Justice League project today, officially confirming that it was planned for Wii.
16 characters would have been playable, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern. Story mode would have had players choosing between the five Justice League characters with their own attributes. Versus and training modes were also planned, in addition to a shop where players could purchase more characters and enhance heroes’ stats in the story mode.
Ubisoft ending online services for several Wii U / Wii games today
Ubisoft is shutting down online services for a number of Wii U / Wii games as of today. In a statement posted on the company’s forums, it was noted that ending services for older games with a smaller audience will allow the IT and service staff to focus on newer and more popular titles.
The lineup of affected Nintendo titles is as follows:
Super Mario Galaxy celebrates its 10th anniversary
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Super Mario Galaxy is celebrating a milestone anniversary today. The game originally debuted on Wii ten years ago in Japan – November 1, 2007 – with the overseas release taking place a couple of weeks later.
I personally have fond memories of Super Mario Galaxy. It was one of the earliest games we covered on the site, and it’s right up there for me as one of my favorite games of all time. I remember going into it without being overly interested, only to end up being completely blown away.
Do you remember what it was like playing Super Mario Galaxy all of those years ago? Let us know!
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New details about the cancelled Pilotwings game for Wii, including head tracking glasses peripheral
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Factor 5 almost delivered a new Pilotwings game on two separate occasions. The first instance was during the GameCube era, when the studio imagined a title that would have taken place in the real world during the height of the Cold War.
The second time a partnership with Nintendo almost emerged was following Factor 5’s relationship with Sony and after the release of Wii. In contrast to what had been planned for the GameCube, the Wii project had a lighter tone. Factor 5 was interested in creating an open world loosely based on Earth with various aircraft and missions.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild surpasses sales of Twilight Princess in Japan
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild reached a major milestone in Japan this past week. Based on the latest data from Media Create, it has now outsold Twilight Princess.
Media Create has Breath of the Wild selling a total 576,067 units on Switch. You can add another 133,024 copies for the Wii U version. We should also note that Media Create hasn’t provided an update for the Wii U version in quite some time, so the sales there should be even higher.