Nintendo-NVIDIA Partnership Focus On Games For NVIDIA Shield In China


That may not sound like a big deal, especially as you can already emulate Gamecube games on a UK Shield TV with the Dolphin Emulator, but the implications of this partnership is huge.

The Nvidia Shield launches in China with a retail price of 1499 Yen - around £169.30. Another Nintendo title coming soon for the Shield TV is Super Mario Galaxy.

Though these releases are limited to China, the very fact that first-party Nintendo games are up and running in HD on the Shield TV will no doubt intrigue fans elsewhere. This was revealed in a series of videos on Twitter by user Daniel Ahmad that were apparently taken from a presentation in China.

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Nvidia and Nintendo have partnered before now, of course - the graphics hardware maker created the processor that powers the Nintendo Switch portable hybrid game console. All of these games have been remastered in 1080p, meaning they should look a lot better on modern TVs than they did back on the Wii, and they sell for 68 yuan - about $10. It also opens up the possibility for official Gamecube games on both Switch and Shield too.

Nintendo and Nvidia's relationship is extending beyond the latter company providing the guts for the former's so-far successful Switch. It's believed that it'll bring the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS' Virtual Console to the platform at some point in the future, but Nintendo isn't talking about it just yet. But it's the Nintendo connection which is, perhaps, most surprising.