Sky Mavis, creator of the NFT monster-battling game Axie Infinity, announced a new collaboration on Wednesday with Japan-based GMonsters and mobile game publisher MIXI to bring titles from MIXI’s Fight League franchise to the Ronin blockchain.
GMonsters plans to launch three Fight League games on Ronin, starting with the arcade-style Fight League Survivor. A closed beta test for Fight League Survivor is set to begin this quarter. The team’s other upcoming games are card battler Fight League Medallion and role-playing game Fight League Missions.
MIXI, publisher of the $10 billion-grossing mobile hit Monster Strike, owns the Fight League intellectual property and “will provide comprehensive support to GMonsters including planning, production, and supervision throughout the game development process,” per a press release.
Ronin is an Ethereum scaling network designed for games and originally launched for Axie Infinity. Since then, it has onboarded a growing list of third-party games, such as the recently hot Pixels, The Machines Arena, and Zoids Wild Arena.
RON, the native token of Ronin, has seen surging value in recent months, with its price up 173% over the last year according to data from CoinGecko.
On Monday, major crypto exchange Binance announced that it would list RON, although the price has slipped since then—it’s down 7% on the week, though it has marked a sharper decline over the last two days alone.
“In partnering with GMonsters, we’re uniting with pioneers who share our passion for innovative gaming. MIXI’s established presence in Japan and GMonsters’ demonstrated expertise in IP and interactive entertainment, as seen in their successful titles like Pokémon Medallion and collaborations with major industry players, plays a pivotal role in Ronin’s long-term strategy,” said Sky Mavis CEO Trung Nguyen, in a release.
Editor’s note: This article was written with the assistance of AI. Edited and fact-checked by Andrew Hayward.