On the 2nd day of November, Sky Mavis, the visionary behind the renowned NFT-based monster combat game Axie Infinity, made a significant announcement. They revealed an exclusive alliance with the South Korean gaming powerhouse, Act Games.
Their collective objective is to introduce a wide variety of beloved Japanese video game franchises into the native domain. The stage for this endeavor is the Ronin blockchain.
Based on an email correspondence obtained by cointelegraph the partnership unveiled critical details. It was revealed that the leading title making its journey to Ronin is none other than Zoids Wild Arena.
This game draws inspiration from the celebrated anime series brought to life by Tomy, Japan’s foremost toy manufacturer. Notably, this iconic franchise first emerged in 1983 as a plastic model figurine.
In addition to Zoids Wild Arena, other beloved franchises, such as Hello Kitty Aggretsuko and Bubble Bobble, are also slated for migration.
Sky Mavis Teams Up with Act Games for Ronin Blockchain Success
Trung Nguyen, the CEO, and Co-founder of Sky Mavis, shared his perspective on this significant development. He emphasized, “Act Games has demonstrated an exceptional ability in expanding renowned intellectual properties. They’ve successfully transcended demographic boundaries and enhanced player engagement.
As a result of this partnership, we will be able to seamlessly merge our web3 insights and expertise with beloved intellectual properties that already enjoy a dedicated fanbase.”
Moreover, as part of the initial offerings, there will be the distribution of Zoids NFTs, along with a token allocation for users who transition to a Ronin wallet for game access.
Notably, Act Games, since its establishment in 2019, has launched four arcade-style games, achieving impressive net sales of $6.4 million and garnering a commendable 3 million downloads.
Axie Infinity: Astounding Success and Ronin Blockchain’s NFT Triumph
Sky Mavis’ creation, Axie Infinity, has achieved remarkable success. It boasts a staggering $4.2 billion in NFT sales volume and enjoys millions of daily active users at its peak, generating an impressive $1.3 billion in revenue.
Additionally, their gaming blockchain, Ronin, is powered by the Ethereum Virtual Machine. However, It ranks second only to Ethereum itself in terms of NFT sales transactions.
Notably, the company operates in Vietnam and Singapore. They have also successfully secured significant funding rounds. These rounds received support from renowned investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Paradigm, Libertus, Mark Cuban, and Binance.