But it's the Nintendo connection which is, perhaps, most surprising. The confirmed titles so far include Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Punch-out! will be remastered with 1080p visuals, looking better than they do on original hardware. Nintendo is yet to offer its Virtual Console service, which offered a wide range of downloadable games from the company's extensive back catalogue, on the Switch.
Ahmad also posted footage of titles running on the Shield, adding that the device costs RMB 1499 (£169 / $226 /AU$300) while Nintendo games cost RMB 68 (around £8 / $10 / AU$13). While this does mean the Shield can comfortably play Wii games, it's hard to gauge if Nintendo will bring games to Shield in the United Kingdom, or simply reserve them exclusively for Switch instead.
Nintendo, a Japanese consumer electronics company, announced it partnership with NVIDIA to launch Wii and GameCube games for Nvidia Shield only in the Chinese market. At the same time, this might be a first step towards seeing Wii and GameCube games on Switch.
China has very strict rules when it comes to releasing games consoles in the country.
Nvidia is making similarly major efforts to adapt its product to China.
Nvidia is launching its Shield TV set-top box in the Chinese market. As such, Nvidia says the Chinese Shield TV will have "completely localized" software with a different store, content from major video platform iQiyi, and Baidu's voice assistant.