Nintendo Games Coming to the Nvidia Shield (in China)

By Luke Plunkett on at

In most places, you need to get Nintendo hardware to play Nintendo console games. Not so in China, where the upcoming launch of the Nvidia Shield has seen a number of older Nintendo games—like New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess—made available for the set-top device.

There were rumours this would be happening earlier this year, and as random as they seemed at the time, they’ve been confirmed following a presentation in China this evening as footage was shown from a range of games, some of which have been included in marketing material for the Shield.

The games are appearing on the Shield courtesy of a local partnership between Nvidia, Chinese video company iQiyi and Nintendo, so don’t go expecting these to ever appear in the West.

There’s more video of NSMB in action here.