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Ubisoft Web3 Game Champions Tactics Exclusive Trailer

Discover the latest developments on Ubisoft's web3 game Champions Tactics: Grimora Chronicles. Learn about gameplay teasers, and collaborations with Animoca Brands, Immutable, and The Sandbox.

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Ubisoft Web3 Game Champions Tactics Exclusive

In the realm of web3 gaming, Ubisoft's venture into the space with Champions Tactics: Grimora Chronicles has been met with anticipation and excitement. Initially unveiled in June 2023, this tactical PvP RPG promises innovation and interoperability within blockchain gaming. However, recent developments and delays have left crypto fans wondering about its fate.

In this article, we will cover all the latest developments on Ubisoft's web3 IP. You will learn more about its NFT collection called The Warlords, reasons for minor delays, updated gameplay teasers, and exciting collaborations with Animoca Brands, Immutable, and The Sandbox.

Ubisoft Web3 Game Champions Tactics Exclusive

NFT Collection

Ubisoft first entered the web3 space with the announcement of its Warlords NFT collection, a set of 9,999 pixelated PFPs on the Ethereum blockchain. The PFPs were not in-game characters but instead served as tickets for the upcoming "mint" (sale) of playable characters. Despite the initial excitement surrounding the project, the scheduled mint of playable characters, set for January 2024, has faced setbacks. While sporadic updates on Discord hint at delays, official communication has been scarce.

Despite these setbacks, glimpses of the game's potential have emerged through never-before-seen in-game screenshots. These images showcase intricate UI details and character attributes, hinting at a visually stunning and tactically rich experience. With promises of thousands of unique champions and user-generated content, Champions Tactics aims to carve its niche in the web3 gaming landscape.

Ubisoft Web3 Game Champions Tactics Exclusive

Gameplay Reveals

One notable aspect revealed in the screenshots is the presence of 16 characters per game account, each represented as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token). Players will assemble squads of four characters for PvP battles, emphasizing strategic depth and personalization. Moreover, Ubisoft's collaboration with Animoca Brands, Immutable, and The Sandbox suggests ambitious integration plans, potentially expanding the game's reach and features.

Ubisoft Web3 Game Champions Tactics Exclusive

Despite delays, Ubisoft remains committed to delivering an engaging experience. Scheduled to mint on the Japanese gaming blockchain Oasys, Champions Tactics promises a blend of NFT ownership and free-to-play accessibility. Every holder of The Warlords collection will receive five in-game characters, while non-NFT characters will offer alternative progression paths.

Official Announcement Teaser

First Gamepllay Footage

Partnership With Helika

Helika, a leading global infrastructure provider for traditional and web3 gaming, recently announced an exciting new partnership with Ubisoft, the leading global gaming publisher and editor, to facilitate the AAA studio's exploration into web3 gaming.

Helika will provide Ubisoft with cutting-edge analytics, user acquisition, deep funnel attribution, and game management infrastructure products as Ubisoft explores the use cases of web3 for its players.

Anton Umnov, CEO of Helika, commented on the announcement, stating: "We look forward to powering Ubisoft and are excited to be working with one of the world's leading gaming publishers and editors. One of the key challenges game studios face when building in web3 is that there's a lack of plug-and-play infrastructure solutions. Helika solves this by providing core gaming infrastructure like analytics, game management, and user acquisition out of the box in a seamless and integrated solution."

Helika Partners with Ubisoft after $8M Raise

More About Helika?

Helika is an industry-leading data analytics, marketing, and game management platform focused on solving three main challenges for studios: driving profitable user acquisition growth, deriving impactful insights from disparate web2 and web3 data sources, and optimizing game experiences to improve player engagement, retention, and monetization.

Many top AAA studios, including Yuga Labs (Othersie Metaverse), Wildcard Alliance (Wildcard), WAGMI Games, Treasure Dao, Proof of Play (Pirate Nation), Pixelcraft Studios (Aavegotchi), Darewise Entertainment subsidiary of Animoca Brands (Life Beyond), BoomLand (Hunters On-Chain), Bazooka Tango (Shardbound), Azra Games (Legions and Legends), and many more rely on Helika to support their core analytics and infrastructure needs.

Just recently week, the team announced the completion of its $8 Million Series A funding round. Pantera Capital led the funding round with participation from Sparkle Ventures, Diagram Ventures, and Sfermion. Other existing investors include Big Brain Holdings, Sparkle Ventures, Sfermion, Diagram Ventures, Fenbushi Capital, StreamingFast, and angels such as Marc Alloul.

Helika Raises $8M for AI-powered Game Management

Nicolas Pouard, Vice-President of Ubisoft's Strategic Innovation Lab and Head of Blockchain Initiative, said, "We're excited to work together with Helika to explore web3 for players and their advanced gaming analytics, user acquisition, and game management infrastructure will be a valuable addition to our pipeline. We evaluated various partners and decided on Helika due to their strong understanding of the gaming space and to help us build experiences tailored to what players want."

Final Thoughts

While concerns linger over delays, Ubisoft's Champions Tactics: Grimora Chronicles continues to intrigue with its promise of innovation and depth. As development progresses, fans eagerly await further updates on this ambitious venture into the evolving landscape of web3 gaming. Stay tuned for the latest on Champions Tactics: Grimora Chronicles via our website here.


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April 11th 2024

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April 11th 2024

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