In April, Tencent was given the approval by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province to start selling the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch bundle in mainland China. The news saw Nintendo's shares surge by more than 13%, which was the highest they've been since October 2018.
The latest update is courtesy of the Chinese tech specialist website, TechNode. On 1st July, Tencent posted two Shenzhen-based positions on its website. It's looking to recruit personnel for a new "Nintendo cooperation department" and the two positions cover business analyst (responsible for analytics and insights) and web front-end developer.
As TechNode explains, the company previously posted positions for platform community operations professionals in June – which suggests it is speeding up preparation for the launch of the Switch in the mainland.
Tencent also made headlines not long ago, when news surfaced about it reportedly giving up on Arena of Valor here in the west, just months after the release of the game on the Switch eShop. You can read more about this in our previous article.