In what appears to be an unexpected move, tech company Nvidia has announced that, in a partnership with Nintendo, select Gamecube and Wii games will be available to play on the Android gaming device Nvidia Shield in China.

As first reported by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter and later confirmed to Engadget in a statement, people in China will be able to download and play New Super Mario Bros Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Punch Out among other titles available for the system with more to come, making it the first time these games have been officially available in the country. The games are said to be 'remastered in 1080p' too, and you can see footage of them running in the advert for the system from Ahmad's tweet below.

There's no word if any of this will make its way to the West, but it doesn't seem likely. The move seems to be the latest in the partnership between the graphics company and Nintendo, given an Nvidia chipset is used to power the Nintendo Switch.