Nintendo Wii Games are Heading to China

Nintendo partners with Nvidia to bring remastered classics to a whole new audience.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 12/05/2017 18:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

The Chinese video game market is a tough nut to crack; the country has strict censorship laws and it was only in the last few years that consoles from foreign countries were even made legal. While there is little doubt that all the major console manufacturers are thinking about how to take advantage of such a new market, Nintendo is taking their first steps by partnering with Nvidia, who just released a China approved version of their Shield console.

The system released today, and three of its launch titles are HD remasters of Nintendo Wii games: New Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Punch-Out!! All three games are available for download for 68 RMB, which comes out to about $10 USD. Super Mario Galaxy has also been confirmed for the console.

What makes this news even more interesting is what it could mean for gamers outside China. While the Shield might be an Android-based system, the mobile chip-set it runs on is very closely related to the one used for Switch. This also means that Nintendo is remastering Wii games with HD graphics for use with more traditional controllers. Put these facts together and you can’t help but wonder whether or not Nintendo is considering Switch versions of these games. Of course, any such discussion is pure speculation at this point, but given Nintendo’s love for remastering and re-releasing classic titles, it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility.

Source: Engadget

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