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Classic Nintendo Wii games are coming to Android, but you can’t play them

Nintendo is remastering some of the best Wii games ever, for exclusive use with the Nvidia Shield TV set-top box.

Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be available in 1080p HD, but only to owners of the Android TV device in China.

Related: Upcoming Nintendo Switch games

PunchOut and New Super Mario Brothers will also be available, while Metroid Prime has also been slated for a future release according to Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) on Twitter (via The Verge).

Each will cost the equivalent of around $10 (£7).

A few GameCube games are also bound for the system, which will be kitted out differently to the Shield TV device on sale in the west.

Unfortunately, the game release is limited to China right now, but it does raise questions over whether this might be a test run for a wider release on other devices in other territories.

Given the Shield boasts the same Tegra X1 SoC as the Nintendo Switch, it would make sense for Nintendo to offer these games on its own flagship console.

Nintendo is currently experimenting with broadening the availability of gaming library beyond first party consoles.

Super Mario Run made its way to iOS and Android devices earlier this year, while several more smartphone releases are scheduled for 2018.

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