Core Nintendo games on Android, what a day.
NVIDIA and Nintendo will b releasing several of the latter’s classics from the Wii era on the Android powered Nvidia Shield for the Chinese market. Games such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy, Punch-Out!!, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii will all be available on the Nvidia console.
They will also all run in HD- and while how motion controls will be handled for them is currently unknown (the Shield controllers do not feature Wii Remote style motion controls in any capacity), the short video clip accompanying the announcement showed a player playing the games with the standard Shield controller, which is… interesting.
While the Shield runs on Android, and feasibly, now these APKs could be brought over to other markets too, there is nothing to suggest that will happen officially– for now, it seems like this is a deal that Nintendo is keeping limited with Nvidia for its devices, specifically for China.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 5, 2017