A localized Candy Crush lands in China, available via Tencent’s mobile QQ and WeChat services

A localized Candy Crush lands in China, available via Tencent’s mobile QQ and WeChat services

A localized version of Candy Crush has finally landed in China today, paving the way for millions of Chinese users to get addicted to the immensely popular game.

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Mobile game-maker King partnered with Chinese internet giant Tencent earlier this year to bring its flagship title to the world’s largest smartphone market. Users on iOS and Android devices can now visit Tencent’s Mobile QQ instant messaging platform or the Game Center within messaging app WeChat (known as Weixin in China) to get hold of it.

The partnership comes as Tencent is increasingly seeking popular Western game content to bring to its users. It is likely to be very lucrative for King. Gaming is a huge part of the experience on Weixin (and WeChat), with its Game Center clocking 570 million downloads within three months of its launch last year.

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