PRESS RELEASE: TOKYO, OCTOBER 18, 2022 – Game developer Thirdverse Group is collaborating with BLOCKSMITH&Co. a subsidiary of fellow game development studio KLab, to launch the new Web3 game CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS.
CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS is a new blockchain-based game inspired by the Captain Tsubasa manga series, which was first published in Shueisha publisher’s Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology in 1981. Captain Tsubasa has significantly influenced soccer players and enthusiasts not only in Japan, but around the world.
CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS players can train characters from the original Captain Tsubasa comics and compete against other players. The main feature of the game is that players can collect items through battles with other players, and then exchange them for rewards such as new main and support characters.
Unlike conventional smartphone games, the characters in this game will be generative NFT. This means that each character will have unique randomly generated attributes and strengths, ensuring that no two characters will be the same.
In addition to creating a game strategy that takes into account various parameters, such as character special moves, skills, attributes and compatibility, the key to victory in CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS is to develop a unique generative NFT by training and leveling up your character.
A unique feature of CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS is its in-game marketplace, which allows players to buy and sell their characters.
“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 for players. I hope that everyone will be able to enjoy this new game,” said Yoichi Takahashi, author of Captain Tsubasa.
Game developers BLOCKSMITH&Co. and Thirdverse have extensive experience in the gaming industry. Since 2019, Thirdverse has released several multiplayer VR combat games, with several blockchain game projects also in the pipeline. BLOCKSMITH&Co. is a subsidiary of the popular game studio KLab, which has been a global leader in mobile gaming since 2000, known for its emphasis on quality and innovative games.
“The inspiration of this game was the feeling of wanting to play blockchain games with my favorite IP and characters. I am humble to take this exciting challenge to create new game experiences together with everyone,” said Shun Fujiyoshi, Producer of CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-.
CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS features music composed by Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso), one of the leading music producers in the Japanese club scene, to bring old and new fans into the world of Captain Tsubasa.
“Of the many ways to use music, I believe its affinity with games is especially profound. Particularly in this project, taking multiple approaches to a single song in stems and enjoying the wonder of the combinations was a groundbreaking concept,” said Shinchi Osawa, also known as MONDO GROSSO.
The goal of this project is to achieve a blockchain game model that users will enjoy for years to come. To achieve this, CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS is being developed by some of Japan’s leading game studios, using well-known Japanese IPs to bring a classic character to the Web3 world.
CAPTAIN TSUBASA-RIVALS is scheduled for release in late 2022. For more information about the game, please visit the following website and social media channels:
- Official website: tsubasa-rivals.com/
- Twitter (Japanese): twitter.com/TsubasaRivalsJA
- Twitter (English): twitter.com/TsubasaRivalsEN
- Telegram: t.me/TsubasaRivals
- Discord: discord.com/invite/captain-tsubasa-rivals
- Medium: medium.com/@CAPTAIN-TSUBASA-RIVALS
- Copyright: ©︎Yoichi Takahashi/SHUEISHA | ©Thirdverse, Co., Ltd. | ©BLOCKSMITH&Co.
About Captain Tsubasa
Captain Tsubasa is a soccer manga series created by Yoichi Takahashi that began publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology in 1981.
It has had a profound influence on Japanese soccer fans. The continuation of the series showed the growth of the main character, Tsubasa Ozora, and his friends.
Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun was serialized in Shueisha’s semi-monthly Grand Jump magazine until 2019, and began appearing in Captain Tsubasa Magazine, a bonus issue of Grand Jump, in 2020.
More than 70 million Captain Tsubasa books and paperbacks have been sold in Japan. Popular worldwide, its issues have been translated into 20 countries and published in many countries.
For more information about Captain Tsubasa, please visit https://captain-tsubasa.com/
BLOCKSMITH&Co. is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based game developer KLab, responsible for the development and distribution of KLab’s Web3 services.
Thirdverse Inc. is a virtual reality game development, distribution and management company paving the way into the metaverse.
Twitter (EN): twitter.com/Thirdverse_US/
Twitter (JP): twitter.com/Thirdverse_JP
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