Chinese gaming company Netease has announced partnerships with the The Pokemon Company and Marvel, with a view to release a spate of new titles, according to a report by Reuters.
These new partnerships come after mobile gaming companies in China were hit with a gaming release freeze in March 2018, which was lifted in December 2018. This freeze on new game releases resulted in severe financial losses for companies like Netease and Tencent.
The gaming arm of Netease will link up with Japan’s Game Freak to release Pokemon Quest, which was released on the Nintendo Switch and on Android and iOS devices in the summer of 2018. Netease has yet to announce a release date for the game.
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The wildly popular Pokemon Go game has been famously unavailable in China since shortly after its release in 2016. Chinese authorities have said that that game is a security risk, according to a report by Sixth Tone.
In addition to Pokemon Quest, Netease will also release five or six games in partnership with Marvel by the end of 2019, although further details on those releases have also yet to be announced.
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