Earlier today it's been confirmed that a selection of Nintendo Wii and GameCube games will be released on NVIDIA Shield in China. Twilight Princess and PUNCH-OUT! in China. This is not the first crossover between Nvidia and Nintendo, where Nvidia's Tegra actually powers the somewhat recently launched Nintendo Switch, one of their more successful consoles in recent years.
Not only that but each game will run at 1080p, meaning they'll look much nicer than their Wii originals.
Nvidia has put together multiple partnerships to bring games like Borderlands and Doom 3 to the Shield, but the Chinese launch is all about Nintendo. The iQue Player resulted and was the only legitimate way for Chinese gamers to experience the legendary Nintendo 64 library.
Better yet, the three titles available now are not just ported, but remastered for the Shield in 1080p, providing more resolution than was available on the Wii.
The companies have yet not clarified how the games will be updated for the Shield.
Nintendo is to release some of its popular games on a rival manufacturer's console for the first time in decades.
If you pick up a Chinese Shield TV, you'll be able to play New Super Mario Bros. However, it has experimented with mobile games such as Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Now we'll be those limits pushed even further with new games from Nintendo, at least in China anyway. It is described as "a completely localized device, with local content, store, search and more", and includes Baidu's DuerOS conversational AI (voice) system.