Sega, one of the largest and most popular Japanese gaming companies, will launch the first blockchain game in partnership with Double Jump Tokyo, another Japanese gaming company. Sega’s plan to initiate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain games has been unclear. As of January 2022, the company declared that it would not use these technologies in the games if customers discern it as money-grubbing. However, Sega implied the possibility of including NFTs and metaverse components in their “Super Game” development series.
The “Super Game” project is based on Sega’s Sangokushi Taisen franchise, a famous arcade game in Japan that will be developed with Oasys, a Japanese scaling-focused gaming project. With this launch, Sega expects to make its appearance in the AAA gaming circle.
The Sangokushi Taisen franchise comprises a series of strategy games allowing players to use virtual cards in a virtual field, and the structure of the game has assets and trading cards, making the implementation of blockchain elements easier.
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There is no official announcement of how the blockchain elements will be incorporated into the game mechanics. Additionally, there is no provisional release date for the game yet, and Sega has not reported any improvement in any similar undertaking. However, depending on the game’s release, it may be Sega’s first blockchain game.
Several entertainment powerhouses and crypto companies are contributing to the project, including Bandai Namco, Sega, Jump Crypto, Ubisoft, and Square Enix. All these companies have gained popularity for their work in the past, starting from Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog to Bandai Namco’s legendary Pac-Man and Tekken, and so on.