Nintendo and Chinese company Tencent plan to hold a joint press conference on Aug. 2 in Shanghai to speak about the Switch’s launch in China.
This should come as no surprise to those who’ve been keeping an eye on Tencent’s social media developments. The company has opened up a host of official Switch-related social accounts over the past few days ahead of the console’s launch.
By Chinese law, any company outside of China looking to sell its products in the country needs to partner with a Chinese company. The partnership between Tencent and Nintendo was approved by Guangdong regulators in April and any game that Nintendo wants to sell in China will also require approval in the future.
It’s unclear exactly what will be revealed at the press conference but Tencent and Nintendo will likely announce the launch date for the Nintendo Switch in China, as well as some more details about their partnership.
This isn’t the only deal that Nintendo and its partners have made with Tencent, though. Just a few days ago, The Pokémon Company announced plans to release a mobile Pokémon game made through one of Tencent’s in-house studios.