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Nintendo Wii-era releases confirmed for launch on Nvidia Shield in China

Way back in January, we reported a rumor Nvidia and Nintendo teaming up to bring some games to the Nvidia Shield. Today we see that rumor confirmed.

At an event held today, it was confirmed that New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Punch-Out!!, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes and Super Mario Galaxy are on the way. These games will be optimized for the platform. As of right now, these plans are for China only.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: wii

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backup368
Mon Dec 04 17 11:15pm
Rating: 3

Nvidia is ready to bomb some Dodongos.

mrmiyamoto
Mon Dec 04 17 11:11pm
Rating: 1

Daaaang! Hopefully this is a sign of HD remasters heading to the Switch too.

hinph
Tue Dec 05 17 12:11am
(Updated 1 time)

That is what I find so interesting about this. The Switch basically uses the same Tegra chip as the Nvidia Shield TV.

I wonder how tough it was to port these games.

Edit: So people are saying that these aren't ports but are being emulated. If that is true, then it bodes very well for GameCube VC on Switch!

That's... unheard of. Nintendo games that were originally on a Nintendo platform making their way to a non-Nintendo platform? Not sure how I feel about that.

mereel
Mon Dec 04 17 11:23pm
Rating: 2

Kimishima does whatever Kimishima wants

The real question is if these versions will be leaving China. It would be really strange to see Nintendo games suddenly advertied on my Shield TV.

I'm digging the fact that Nvidia and Nintendo are enjoying a strong partnership though.

Super Mario Bros. Special 1986 NEC PC-8801
Mario Bros. II 1987 Commodore 64

That's actually heard of. :D

heisnbrg
Tue Dec 05 17 02:09am
(Updated 2 times)

The Panasonic Q was kinda the same. A Panasonic system to play GameCube games. And the iQue Player for the Nintendo 64 for china. I think Nintendo did stuff like that also for the NES.

But how will be the games playable? Games like Punch Out! and Super Mario Galaxy need the Wii Remote in a important way.

Official Wii games on the tegra processor. I wonder how they preform.

backup368
Mon Dec 04 17 11:15pm
Rating: 3

Nvidia is ready to bomb some Dodongos.

This is a shocker, surreal to say the least. Here is hoping that we're also going to get these titles on the switch.

This is such an odd hint for Nintendo to do. Why put their games on a non-Nintendo? I guess there is precedence with the iQue player. But even that was all Nintendo focused

I'm waiting for a new nintendo switch hardware refresh from nvidia Smile i feel like the next new versions of switches are gonna be a nice upgrade. i love the nvidia partner ship but now if only some of these shield games ported over to the switch.

Nintendo going third party confirmed!

I kid.

China is a unique marketplace so I wouldn’t worry about this.

"Unique marketplace" is a nice description for "making foreign companies jump through hoops while allowing your own companies to ignore patents and copyright and allowing your citizens to pirate".

Nintendo going third party?!?!?!??!

Yes

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socar
Tue Dec 05 17 11:00am
(Updated 2 times)

I guess its Nintendoom then?!??!?!?!

In all seriousness, I don't know what to feel here. Now people can start waiting for Nintendo to go third party while purposefully pirating their games.....

These are releases tailored for the chinese market, like the iQue versions of 64 games (i.e F-Zero X with online), and their purpose is to raise IP awareness on China.
They're not a factor on what will come or not to the Switch.

O__________o -(Whuuuaat?) Wasn't this article posted about 4 months too early?

Until they see the pirate rate.... Nobody buys media in China, well official licensed media...

Interesting. Since the ban has been lifted, game consoles have struggled to sell in china (legally of course). This may be a good way to re-introduce Nintendo to the chinese mainstream.

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