China approves League of Legends: Wild Rift, Diablo Immortal and 31 other games

33 new games have received game approval by China’s game regulator State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP) for launch in the Chinese market.

As spotted by Daniel Ahmad who is a Senior Analyst at Asian games market intelligence firm Niko Partners, some of the notable titles that have been approved by the Chinese game regulator include; League of Legends: Wild Rift, Diablo Immortal, Pokémon Quest, Super Mario Party, Rayman Legend, Game Dev Tycoon, EVE Echoes, Ylands, War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and more. 

League of Legends is running a regional open-beta and has been recently launched in Europe, Middle East, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and many other markets. As reported by the company, it’s expected to launch it in the Americas in Spring 2021. 

The release of Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo Immortal in the Chinese market was first announced in 2018 at the Blizzcon event, however, the release date hasn’t been shared so far. Now with the Chinese game regulator’s approval, the game is expected to launch in 2021. 

In December 2020, China removed a total of 105 mobile apps including the popular travelling app Tripadvisor, which authorities said violated one or more of three cyber laws. 

Written by Maya Robertson

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