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Tencent And The Pokémon Company Are Teaming Up To Make What Is Likely A Mobile Game

Yet another mobile Pokemon game.

by Jelani James

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The Pokémon Company has been teaming up with an assortment of developers as of late, and the newest one on the list is Tencent, who has announced the two have struck up a deal in order to make a new Pokémon game.

Though Tencent didn’t offer any specifics about the newly-announced game, it’s safe to assume it will either be a mobile or PC title — with the former being more likely.

Tencent is the go-to for mobile and PC games in China. In terms of its exploits on PC, it owns League of Legends after buying Riot Games back in 2015, and it has holdings in games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Meanwhile, on the mobile side of things, it is responsible for the immensely popular mobile MOBA, Honor of Kings (the international version, Arena of Valor, wasn’t as successful since mobile gaming isn’t as popular in non-Asiatic countries)  and is in the middle of developing the upcoming Call of Duty: Mobile.

With this partnership, it looks like Tencent is looking at Pokémon Company’s partnerships with DeNa (Pokémon Masters) and Niantic (Pokémon GO), and trying to get in on the action.

Needless to say, this also helps Nintendo, who has only just recently started bringing the Nintendo Switch to China.

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