It is not entirely clear whether those games are part of Nvidia’s Geforce Now streaming service or native apps. The official Nvidia PR speaks of download titles whereas the games are listed under Geforce Now on Nvidia’s chinese website.
Edit: Nvidia confirmed they are ports and that the listing under Geforce Now is a mistake.
Earlier this year Industry Specialist Daniel Ahmad forsaw a content sharing agreement between Nintendo and Nvidia that would allow them to publish old Wii and Gamecube games on the Nvidia Shield TV in China.
He was right as games like Twilight Princess and New Super Mario Bros Wii are now available for purchase (~$10 each) on the chinese Shield store. They are rendered in 1080p. Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime are scheduled for release at some point in the future. A short demo of Twilight Princess running on the Shield TV can be watched here. For New Super Mario Bros, go here.
Daniel Ahmad says that localization plans for the west are unlikely because the agreement was always supposed to be for China only.
Below is Nvidia’s official PR on the matter:
Extending the business relationship that brought NVIDIA technology to Nintendo Switch, some of Nintendo's most beloved Wii and Nintendo GameCube titles are officially headed to China for the first time. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and PUNCH-OUT!! are remastered in 1080p and available on the China version of NVIDIA SHIELD, released today.
SHIELD owners in China will be able to download and play select Wii and Nintendo GameCube titles, with others coming soon – among them,Super Mario Galaxy. These amazing games have been provided to NVIDIA under license.
Customized for the China market, SHIELD is a completely localized device, with local content, store, search and more. SHIELD will bring Chinese customers a brand-new experience in gaming, AI and home entertainment with Baidu's DuerOS conversational AI system and abundant entertainment options from iQIYI.
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