In a move that no one thought it would ever make, Nintendo is porting Wii games in HD to a none Nintendo platform: the NVIDIA Shield.
Sure, Nintendo has released games on mobile this year. But they were bite size versions of core franchises. Basically tasters to get you to buy a Switch or 3DS and play the real thing.
What’s also bizarre, is that Nintendo is porting these classics in HD. Traditionally, the games giant hasn’t messed around with older games and released them in the original resolution and aspect ratio.
Nintendo has released Wii games in HD on NVIDIA Shield in China
We’re certainly not complaining though. With Nintendo’s signature visual style intact, the games will likely look fantastic even today with a simple nudge towards HD.
Sadly, the ports are only available in China right now. Hopefully Nintendo and NVIDIA will see sense and release them in all territories before long though.
Right now, you can play New Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Punch-Out! Each cost around $10 as well, and we’ll keep you posted if we learn more.
As reported in The Verge.