Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tencent Consortium Acquires Supercell

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Tencent, Vietnam|

E3 2016 Niko staff combed the halls of E3 2016 to see how Chinese firms would participate and what they would choose to reveal in this setting. Seventeen Chinese companies attended E3 this year, compared to 16 in 2015 and five in 2014. The list includes NetEase, Perfect World, Gamedo Co., Locojoy, MobileFish Co., Tencent (who [...]

World of Warcraft: the Beginning’s Massive Launch in China

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences, Singapore|

E3 2016 One of the game industry's biggest annual events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is taking place this week in Los Angeles. We will have more updates and analysis on the Asian-related E3 news during next week's Niko News. In the meantime, as publishers continue to make their announcements throughout the week, we recommend checking out [...]

Brace Yourself for New Chinese Government Regulations

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Kakao Teaming Up with Nox App Player We have seen a [...]

Pokemon’s Localization Challenges in China

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: China|

Pokemon's Localization Challenges Pokemon broke ground in February when it announced that the latest expansion in the franchise, Pokemon Sun and Moon, will be launched including traditional and simplified Chinese. However, they decided to drop the localized Cantonese names for the markets in favor of the traditional and simplified Chinese versions and the backlash has been [...]