Popular Nintendo titles have made their way onto Nvidia’s Android streaming device, the Nvidia Shield. Specifically, 1080p remastered versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Punch-Out!! (Wii) have been added to the Shield’s list of subscription games. There is no official word on future Wii and Gamecube releases, but a Metroid Prime game and Super Mario Galaxy are also said to be “coming soon” to the service.
Before you run out to grab yourself a Shield, be aware that this content is only available in China, where the popular gadget has just been launched. There hasn’t been any mention of Nintendo expanding its enhanced streamable titles to other territories, but it does bode well for the developing partnership with Nvidia. For those that may not know, the Nintendo Switch is powered by a Nvidia Tegra processor, which seems to be blossoming a beautiful friendship between the two companies.
With the aforementioned current gen console being completely absent in China at the moment, this news may be enough to provide players in the region with a quick fix for their Nintendo gaming needs. We will update this story if either company cares to comment on future content or its availability in other areas.