Nintendo's Super Mario Bros jumps into China for first time

07 December, 2017, 02:50 | Author: Grady King
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In most places, you need to get Nintendo hardware to play Nintendo console games.

Nvidia is bringing the Shield to China and it's teaming up with Nintendo to make it a platform for Wii and GameCube games in the country. According the Ahmad they now run on the much faster Shield at what should be a nice and crisp HD resolution-meaning 720p or 1080p.

There's more video of NSMB in action here. This would be good news on its own, but the kicker that it will also come with popular Nintendo Wii games turns the device into a must-have for gamers all over China. All of the official communications about the deal stress that it's specifically for the Chinese market, so don't go expecting Nintendo to roll out official PC support elsewhere in the world. The device went on sale December 5 in mainland China with three classic Nintendo games, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, New Super Mario Bros.

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Nvidia and Nintendo are partners on the Switch, which uses Nvidia's technology.

Nvidia has put together multiple partnerships to bring games like Borderlands and Doom 3 to the Shield, but the Chinese launch is all about Nintendo.

There are still no news regarding the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, but it seems like Nintendo hasn't been completely idle lately, as Wii and GameCube games will soon be made available on modern devices. New Super Mario Bros.

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This is gameplay of New Super Mario Bros Wii running at 1080p on Nvidia Shield.

Historically, Nintendo has rarely licensed its original games and characters to rival consolemakers.

Nintendo has been particularly hard-hit by piracy, which is rampant in China and has dissuaded console manufacturers from launching their products in spite of the huge market potential.

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