Grease Monkey Games partners with Mishimoto for Torque Drift 2, the upcoming official Formula DRIFT game
MELBOURNE - 24 February 2023: Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, has joined forces with Mishimoto, the leader in car cooling aftermarket parts, for the upcoming Torque Drift 2. This collaboration brings exclusive Mishimoto licensed utility NFTs to the game, expanding the game’s Web3 capability and drift racing simulation experience.
Torque Drift 2 is a blockchain-based racing game that offers an immersive and true-to-life drifting experience. As the official on-chain game for Formula DRIFT, Torque Drift 2 will deliver an authentic racing experience for Web2 and Web3 gamers alike when it launches in 2024 for PC, with console availability to follow. Torque Drift 2 is part of the REVV Motorsport ecosystem of metaverse racing games.
Built on the Polygon blockchain, which has committed to eliminating all of the network’s carbon debt since inception and to making the chain climate positive, Torque Drift 2 is dedicated to environmental responsibility.
A playable demo of Torque Drift 2 is slated for release in the second quarter of 2023, and will allow players to dive into the much-anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular game Torque Drift.
Through the partnership, Mishimoto will contribute its high-performance automotive expertise to Torque Drift 2. The game will feature iconic Mishimoto parts such as intercoolers and gear shifters, allowing players to customize their in-game vehicles to achieve different levels of performance, in line with the game's core value of "play-it-your-way" and Grease Monkey Games' commitment to delivering an unparalleled virtual racing experience.
Arran Potter, the founder and managing director of Grease Monkey Games, commented: “We are stoked to partner with Mishimoto, a true icon in the aftermarket parts industry. At Grease Monkey Games, we are all about bringing the thrill and excitement of car culture to gamers worldwide. And this collaboration with Mishimoto is going to take things to the next level. We can't wait to see what kind of sick rides our players will be able to build and customize with Mishimoto's top-of-the-line parts.”
Get ready for a truly immersive and authentic virtual drifting experience with Torque Drift 2. Stay tuned for more updates and the upcoming playable demo launch by joining our Discord and signing up for our newsletter.
About Grease Monkey Games
Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is an Australian video game studio established in 2013 in Melbourne. The company was formerly known as League of Monkeys. Founder and CEO Arran Potter has a wealth of experience in creating visual effects and video games, and has worked on high-profile commercials and films since the early 2000s. Originally a contract-based company, Grease Monkey Games began developing and publishing its own original IP games in 2014. Since then, the growing team of game makers and motorsport enthusiasts has published the successful motorsport titles Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, which have more than 45 million downloads globally, and is developing the new title Torque Drift 2. For more information visit www.greasemonkeygames.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner and ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E. It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be Media, PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media. Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 380 Web3 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
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