Today’s Nintendo news: Wii games on Nvidia Shield (China), but also…
- Famitsu previews
- Splatoon 2
- Mario Party: The Top 100
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Kirby: Battle Royale
- Tool Assisted Speedrun
Wii games on Nvidia Shield (China)
For the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo partnered with Nvidia, but it looks like the parnership isn’t one-way affair. Today, it was announced that the two companies and iQiyi had entered a partnership in order to release selected Wii games on the Nvidia Shield, that Nvidia is planning to release in China.
The selection of Wii games includes classics such as Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Punch-Out, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii, with more to come later. Those games are not emulated (sorry if you were getting excited at the prospect of Wii / GameCube games on Nintendo Switch), and were actually ported to the Nvidia Shield. They also happen to run in HD.
Also, there will not be any western or even Japanese release, at all. That being said, it’s more than likely hackers will try to make the game run outside China, but that would also require the English translation to be patched in, as it’s unlikely any of the Wii games will have any other language than Chinese.
This week, the following games will be featured in Famitsu magazine:
- Fire Emblem Warriors (Nintendo Switch, already available worldwide), detailing the first DLC pack (releasing on December 21st);
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Nintendo Switch, already available worldwide);
- Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch, already available worldwide).
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine will be released on Thursday in Japan (Wednesday morning/afternoon for North America and Europe).
Here’s pictures of the latest set of Splatoon 2 mini-weapon toys from Bandai:
Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)
Mario Party: The Top 100
Here’s the latest trailer for Mario Party: The Top 100 on Nintendo 3DS:
Mario Party: The Top 100 (3DS) comes out on December 22nd in Europe, and December 28th in Japan.
Super Mario Odyssey
Here’s the latest commercial for Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo Switch:
Kirby: Battle Royale
Here’s the latest video for Kirby: Battle Royale on Nintendo 3DS:
Tool Assisted Speedrun
Here’s the latest Tool Assisted Speedrun video for Nintendo games:
- Game & Watch Collection: Donkey Kong (Nintendo DS) by Fortranm in 06:55.86