The Pokemon Company has announced a partnership with Chinese Company Tencent to create new Pokemon games.
Chinese entertainment company Tencent and The Pokemon Company have announced a new partnership to develop new Pokemon games. No specific games have been announced but with Tencent dominating the PC and mobile markets in China, there’s a chance they’ll come to those platforms. Recently, Tencent partnered with Nintendo to bring the Nintendo Switch to China, a move that’ll expand Nintendo’s reach in the country.
Back in April, Tencent released Let’s Hunt Monsters, a Chinese clone of Pokemon Go that went to top the mobile game charts for that month. As for other Pokemon mobile games top of Pokemon Go with Niantic, Nintendo and developer DeNA are working together on Pokemon Masters. Additionally, The Pokemon Company has partnered with NetEase to bring Pokemon Quest to the Chinese market.
Tencent has made made a name for itself over the years thanks to its MOBA Honor of Kings, known as Arena of Valor in America, which has been a massive success in China. Additionally, Tencent holds the publishing rights for League of Legends, a 40% stake in Epic Games, and they acquired the Chinese publishing rights for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Pokemon Masters launches on iOS and Android later this summer. Meanwhile for Pokemon Go, a new One Piece crossover has gone live and ends on July 29. Additionally, developer Niantic has released a new update that overhauls the game’s appraisal system among other things. If you’re looking for the next Pokemon game on Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Sword and Shield launch on November 15 and are available for preorder on Amazon now.
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