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Milky Tea Raises Money from Tencent

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Tencent strikes again! Milky Tea Studios, a Liverpool-based game developer, has raised an undisclosed round from Tencent. The money is being used to hire more developers and to continue working on their upcoming game HyperBrawl Tournament, which is targeting PC and Switch.

Tencent has been making numerous moves in the gaming industry over the past three years. My comprehensive list can be found here, which will be updated for this latest bit of news.

Milky Tea had previously worked on Roller Rally, a mobile rollerskating game, but has turned their attention to consoles, the Switch in particular.

“This partnership marks a turning-point in Milky Tea’s history. The scale of it really hasn’t hit home just yet, but we are all really proud to be part of the Tencent family and we couldn’t ask for better partners,” said Milky Tea’s Founder and Managing Director, Jonathan Holmes.

“Everyone at Tencent has gone above and beyond our expectations to make this happen and from a personal point of view, it’s a dream come true.”

 

Yooka-Laylee Launch Date Set, Wii U Version Cancelled

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Good news and bad news! For fans of the Wii U, the console’s death kneel has resulted in the casualty of an upcoming, anticipated title. Luckily for the rest of us and anyone looking to buy the Nintendo Switch, the game is still on for those systems and now has a release date to boot!

Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie developed by some of the same music-loving staff of the original, is now slated to launch on April 11, 2017. The game was funded through Kickstarter in May 2015 to the tune of over $2.6 million.

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