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Nintendo Could Be Using Nvidia Shield As Test Bed For HD Wii Games

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The Wii era was a prosperous one for Nintendo and a lot of people are clamoring to play games on the platform with updated graphics. It seems the company is finally thinking about giving these consumers what they want, but it needs to test the concept first. This is where the HD release of Wii games on the Nvidia Shield comes in, which many are looking at as a test bed.

Shield recently launched in the Chinese market, offering video streaming and even Android gaming to households, Ars Technica reports. What no one appears to have suspected, however, is that the set-top TV product would also be bringing some 1080p, remastered video games from the Wii.

There aren’t too many of these games that are available right now, but they are certainly enough to ignite hope among avid fans of the massively popular console. Among the titles that can be played include New Super Mario Bros. Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Now, it’s worth noting that these games won’t be downloaded directly into Shield like an emulator. Rather, they will be streamed via the service called Nvidia GeForce Now, which is built into the product. This makes the theory that the Shield is being used as a testbed for future HD Wii title releases less solid, but the simple fact that Nintendo is toying around with the idea is still encouraging.

From a financial standpoint, this is also a huge boon for Nintendo, Business Insider notes. The Chinese government has not exactly had the friendliest relationship with foreign companies, especially when it comes to video games. This is something that tech firms have been trying hard to overcome due to the tantalizingly huge market that can be found behind the wall that is China’s regulators.

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