Nintendo Games Coming To The Nvidia Shield (In China)

Nvidia Shield

In most places, you need to get Nintendo hardware to play Nintendo console games. The regulation of video games in China has been rigorous since the infamous video game ban of 2000, although the situation has warmed up a bit in recent years, which forced console manufacturers such as Nintendo to partner with local companies to develop proprietary versions of their hardware that fulfilled the various requirements imposed by the Chinese government on gaming devices. Nvidia says these games have been provided by Nintendo under license.

In a move that may sound surprising to Western Nintendo fans it has been announced in China that Wii titles will be available on Nvidia Shield. Twilight Princess and PUNCH-OUT! are remastered in 1080p and available on the China version of NVIDIA SHIELD, released today. And Metroid Prime to come later.

The announcement, reported by industry insider ZhugeX, is the end result of a long-in-the-works deal inked between Nvidia, Nintendo and Chinese distribution company iQiyi.

Nintendo will launch a selection of its most popular Wii and GameCube games on Nvidia's Android-powered Shield tablet in China.


Nvidia is launching its Shield TV set-top box in the Chinese market.

It is said to be running in HD (Not sure what that means exactly in terms of the port).

Nvidia said the Shield TV will sell for 1,499 RMB, or $227 in US currency.

They seem to run spiffingly, which is a good sign.

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