NetEase reveals game deals with Pokémon and MarvelPokémon Quest will be the first mobile game in the series to launch in ChinaMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 20th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNeteaseNetEase has signed deals with both Pokémon and Marvel, the former of which will lead to the release of the first official Pokémon mobile game in China.Both deals were announced at the NetEase Games Annual Product Launch. As reported by Reuters, NetEase will launch a localised version of Pokémon Quest in China, in partnership with Game Freak.Pokémon Quest, which first launched on mobile in June last year, will be the first mobile game in the iconic series to launch in China. Despite its huge popularity around the world, Niantic’s Pokémon Go was not released in the country.”The Pokémon Quest partnership is a new start and highly anticipated,” NetEase VP Ethan Wang said at the event today.While no release date was offered for Pokémon Go, the other big partnership deal will result in several new games launching this year. With The Avengers: Endgame still riding high at the box-office, NetEase announced a deal with Marvel that will span multiple games based on the company’s roster of characters.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Having admired the work Marvel has created over the years, we are excited to incorporate these beloved stories and characters into world-class entertainment content for global fans,” said NetEase CEO William Ding in a statement. “Adhering to NetEase’s brand statement of ‘Passion of Gamers’, we will work hard to deliver the type of high-quality content that game players and Marvel fans will be pleased to see.”Last year, NetEase earned $6 billion in revenue from games. The company has a stated ambition to grow its business outside of China.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNetease Q3 strengthened by multiple mobile game releases in ChinaOnline games revenue reached $2 billion, up 20% year-over-yearBy Rebekah Valentine 5 months agoSteady beat of new mobile titles brings Q2 growth for NetEaseWorld of Warcraft in China also saw record concurrent users during the first half of the yearBy Rebekah Valentine 8 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.