NVIDIA LightSpeed Studios Behind NVIDIA Shield Wii Ports

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NVIDIA LightSpeed Studios has been revealed as the team that was behind porting four classic Wii games to the NVIDIA Shield.

Chinese Nintendo had recently spotted that the developer’s logo appeared after Nintendo when the moustachioed icon’s gravity-defying adventure was booted on the streaming device.

The NVIDIA Shield was released in China just over a year ago, priced at 1,499 Chinese Yuan (£170). Nintendo has since been able to release Punch-Out!!, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. Wii digitally on the device, priced at 68 Chinese Yuan (£7.50), as they continue to work out ways that they can crack the Chinese market.

NVIDIA LightSpeed Studios is known for their experience with porting games, having worked on titles such as Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, DOOM 3: BFG Edition, Resident Evil 5, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in the past.

NVIDIA explained when the developer was formed in 2015 that it would “remaster and remake classic PC games and bring them to Android for billions of people to enjoy.”

That has lent them the chance to make enhancements, such as “increasing visual fidelity and introducing new features not in the original, such as higher resolutions, anti-aliasing, cloud save, and more.”

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