GMonsters, a Japanese entertainment and game company, and Sky Mavis, the studio behind the popular Web3 title Axie Infinity, recently announced they will be working together to bring three titles from the ‘Fight League’ franchise to the Ronin blockchain.
With the help of MIXI, a mobile game publisher that owns the Fight League intellectual property (IP), the collaboration will oversee the launch of three games: Fight League Survivor, Fight League Missions, and Fight League Medallion.
According to the report, the first game to launch will be the arcade-style game Fight League Survivor, with a closed-beta test for Ronin users beginning sometime this quarter. The other two games to hit the Ronin blockchain include the ARPG Fight League Missions, and Fight League Medallion, a card battler.
MIXI is the studio behind the $10 billion-grossing mobile game Monster Strike, which has attracted over 60 million players, while GMonsters has worked on titles like Sonic Dash 2, Plant vs. Zombies 2, and Crossy Road.
Trung Nguyen, the co-founder and CEO of Sky Mavis, noted that GMonsters shares his company’s “passion for innovative gaming.” He added that their “expertise in IP and interactive entertainment,” as well as Mixi’s presence in Japan will both play a “pivotal role in Ronin’s long-term strategy.”
The co-founder and CEO of GMonsters, Jia Shen, remarked that they were excited about the “expansive community of passionate gamers” that make up the Ronin and Axie Infinity ecosystems. Lastly, MIXI producer Tatsuya Abe mentioned the importance of Sky Mavis’ knowledge of how to “successfully scale Web3 games” to reach a mass audience.
Ronin, a Layer 2 blockchain on Ethereum designed for Web3 games, was first launched to support Axie Infinity. On Monday, its native token $RON was listed on Binance. Although $RON experienced a decline in price in 2022 and early 2023 (like most cryptos), it has been surging recently. According to data from CoinGecko, it is up around 50% over the past 30 days and over 180% the last year.
Web3 Gaming is Having a Moment
For fans of Web3 gaming, the arrival of the Fight League Series to the Ronin blockchain is exciting news. But the partnership between Sky Mavis, MIXI, and GMonsters should come as no surprise. Web3 gaming has been on a tear recently, and things only appear to be heating up.
At Rarity Sniper, we’ve covered dozens of articles in recent months about Web3 gaming. Here is a review of some of the most recent headlines:
- January 2024. Sega to Debut New Web3 Games in Finschia Ecosystem
- December 2024. Epic Games Releases ‘Lego Fortnite’ to Millions of Users
- October 2023. WAX Drops Web3 Wrestling Game on Epic Games Store
- September 2023. Google to Allow Ads for NFT Games on September 15
- June 2023. Mythical Games Raises $37M Despite Bear Market
- June 2023. Nike & EA SPORTS Hint NFT Enabled Games
Many people in Web3 gaming believe 2024 is going to be the year that one blockchain-based game really takes off. We’ll have to wait to see if that’s the case. But considering the success Sky Mavis has had in the past with Axie Infinity, it wouldn’t be a shock if it happened on the Ronin blockchain.
At Rarity Sniper, we’ll be on the lookout for any developments with the Fight League franchise and its transition to Ronin. To learn more about Web3 gaming, check out our recent article: Thought Leadership on Web3 Gaming with Mythical Games.