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Tencent and Pokemon maker team up for new games

Chinese mobile developer deepens ties with Nintendo to expand portfolio

The Tencent-Pokemon Co. partnership may involve a new Pokemon game for the Chinese market, potentially on the Nintendo Switch.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Tencent Holdings, China's largest game company, will partner with a Nintendo affiliate behind the Pokemon franchise to develop new games, strengthening its relationship with an industry titan as stricter regulations make the Chinese market tougher to navigate.

Japan's Pokemon Co. will team with Tencent unit Timi Studio Group, which developed the smash hit mobile game Honor of Kings.

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