Over the past few months, several major Japanese publishers, including Square Enix, Namco Bandai, and Sega, have made their intention to enter the blockchain game business public. Sega has not yet made any official intentions public, but we know which franchise will be the first to incorporate blockchain technology.
A blockchain card game with the topic of Sangokushi’s worldview will be developed by the Japanese studio double jump. Tokyo under the licence of “Sangokushi Taisen,” it was reported. The game will use the Oasys chain, a blockchain platform with a Japanese focus that was introduced in February and recently received investment from Namco Bandai and Square Enix. Oasys claims it seeks “to overcome the issues of current blockchain games, such as transaction speed and fees paid by users, and give players a more comfortable gameplay experience.”
Sangokushi Taisen is a well-liked collectable card game developed for arcades in 2005 by the illustrious development team Sega AM1. It has seen multiple updates since then, though it may not be well-known in the west. Given how many blockchain games attempt to use NFTs to produce their rare collectables analogous to trading card games, the contentious technology seems to be a natural fit for the series set during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history.
Aside from that, My Crypto Heroes is the only other game developed by double jump. Tokyo is playable on Facebook and Google Play, very little else is known about the game now, not even the platforms it will be released on.
It remains to be seen if any other illustrious Sega franchises will receive comparable licences in the coming months. The studio has acknowledged developing numerous remasters, remakes, and new games, all slated for release before March 2023. Sega also states that it is still working on the “Super Game” project, which is some more significant project rather than just one game.