Japanese Firms to Launch New Web3 Game CAPTAIN TSUBASA RIVALS
Japanese game developers Thirdverse Group and BLOCKSMITH&Co. announced Tuesday for their collaboration to release a new Web3 game called "CAPTAIN TSUBASA RIVALS" by the end of this year.
According to the report, "CAPTAIN TSUBASA RIVALS" is a new blockchain-based game inspired by the manga series Captain Tsubasa. Captain Tsubasa is a manga series first published in 1981 by Japanese animator Yōichi Takahashi. The series tells the story of Captain Tsubasa (Ozora Tsubasa), who dreams of becoming a professional footballer. As a result, Captain Tsubasa has significantly influenced football players and enthusiasts in Japan and worldwide.
Under its gaming model, "CAPTAIN TSUBASA RIVALS" is a new blockchain-based game that rewards players for playing. Players are rewarded for spending more in-game time, developing their characters, collecting valuables like armour, skins, and many others or completing different tasks. Players of in this game can train characters from the original Captain Tsubasa comics and compete against other players.
When playing versus other players, items can be collected and then later exchanged for rewards, such as new characters as NFTs. The game's main feature is that players can collect items through matches with other players, and then exchange them for rewards like new lead and support characters. In other words, as a result of playing, players can receive digital valuables like NFTs and either trade them with other players or sell them on the market, earning money as a result.
“Being a part of a game using new technologies, such as the blockchain and NFTs, is something new. Although the game is still in the works, I have high expectations for the experience it will bring to players. I hope that everyone will be able to enjoy this new game,” said Yoichi Takahashi, author of Captain Tsubasa.
Unlike traditional smartphone games, the report said that the characters in this crypto game will be generative NFTs. This means that each character will have unique attributes and strengths that are randomly generated, ensuring that no two characters are alike.
The winning point that makes CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS more advantageous for players is that it has a game strategy that considers various parameters like characters’ special moves, skills, attributes, and compatibility. Besides that, another key to victory in this blockchain game is that it enables players to develop a unique generative NFT by training and levelling up their characters.
Another unique feature of this crypto-based game is its in-game marketplace, allowing players to buy and sell their characters. Players can also generate their own NFTs and train them using tokens called Tsubasauts, which can be earned through the story mode. According to the report, CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS is set to launch by the end of 2022.
The new development by Thirdverse Group and BLOCKSMITH&Co demonstrates that blockchain technology continues to evolve the sub-genre called “Crypto-Games.” Crypto games are different from traditional games because they enable players to earn digital valuables like crypto, and NFTs, by playing the game.
Image source: BLOCKSMITH&Co., Thirdverse Group
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