PHANTOM GALAXIES™ brings AAA multiplayer mecha action-RPG to Steam and Epic Games Store on 2 November 2023
Animoca Brands’ subsidiary Blowfish Studios will launch the game as early access and free-to-play, bridging traditional and Web3 gaming
21 September 2023 - Blowfish Studios, a subsidiary of leading Web3 and interactive entertainment company Animoca Brands, announced today that its mecha space opera PHANTOM GALAXIES™ is launching in early access on 2 November 2023 for PC. A free-to-play Web3-enabled version of PHANTOM GALAXIES™ will be available on its official website and on the Epic Games Store, and a non-Web3 version will be available on Steam.
PHANTOM GALAXIES™ is an expansive online multiplayer sci-fi action-RPG set in a vast and immersive universe, featuring fast-paced mecha combat and high-octane action, a captivating story and characters, and innovative Web3 integration. The game’s free-to-play approach aims to introduce a wider audience to the possibilities and potential of blockchain games.
After an interstellar war, the Commonwealth and the Union have united to form the Ranger Squadron — a unit of elite mecha pilots devoted to protecting human colonies on the frontiers of known space. Players will take on the role of an ensign in the Ranger Squadron, piloting a transforming mechanized Starfighter to defend against the incursions of ruthless pirate factions and treacherous alien foes, from the scavenging Junkers and paramilitary Brooksea to the reviled Xanorra and vicious Sha’har zealots.
In PHANTOM GALAXIES™, players can generate unique characters, build and customize their transforming Starfighters to suit their playstyle, and engage in high-intensity combat in space or on the ground as they protect the human colonies against vicious pirate hordes, fend off mysterious alien civilizations, and secure strategic locations to defend humanity’s territory. Players can fight alone or team up with other pilots online. Player freedom is key, with a variety of mecha types to choose from — specializing in close, medium, or long-ranged combat and fully customizable to focus on offense, defense, or both.
PHANTOM GALAXIES™ features blockchain integration, giving players the option to genuinely own digital assets including player quarters, hangars to house their Starfighters, and even Planets which can be developed with a range of structures such as marketplaces to trade items and refineries for use in the game’s extensive crafting system. This unique NFT integration bridges the gap between traditional gaming and Web3 gaming to take full advantage of the overlap of gameplay and blockchain.
With PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Blowfish Studios is building an unprecedented gaming experience while innovating within the Web3 space, leveraging the expertise of its parent company Animoca Brands, which is also behind the highly successful decentralized metaverse The Sandbox.
PHANTOM GALAXIES™ Gameplay Features:
Engage in fast-paced battles against enemy mechs, spacecraft, and sky-filling capital ships
Gain new abilities, weapon configurations, and more as you upgrade the mecha class that fits your playstyle
Choose between four unique mecha classes and customize your loadout to triumph on the battlefield
Travel among the stars, exploring sectors inhabited by pirates, scavengers, and rogue factions.
PHANTOM GALAXIES™ will launch on PC in early access on 2 November 2023; the free-to-play Web3-enabled version will be available through the PHANTOM GALAXIES™ website and the Epic Games Store, and the version without Web3 integration will be available on Steam. PHANTOM GALAXIES™ features language support for English, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. Players can now wishlist PHANTOM GALAXIES™ on Steam and Epic Games Store.
To learn more about PHANTOM GALAXIES™, visit the official game site, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram, join the community on Discord, and watch the latest videos and streams on YouTube and Twitch.
A full press kit with images, gifs, and the trailer video is available at:
About PHANTOM GALAXIES™
PHANTOM GALAXIES™ seeks to unify the best of traditional games with the new, exciting space of blockchain gaming. PHANTOM GALAXIES™ is first and foremost a AAA game, and the title is designed to deliver thrilling, fast-paced mecha combat, an enthralling narrative with captivating characters, and a rich galaxy to explore. By also embracing blockchain integration through NFTs and its native governance and utility token ASTRAFER, PHANTOM GALAXIES™ enhances the player experience by giving users the opportunity for real ownership of game assets and unprecedented avenues for true player governance.
Learn more about PHANTOM GALAXIES™ at https://phantomgalaxies.com.
About Blowfish Studios
PHANTOM GALAXIES™ is developed and published by Blowfish Studios, a Sydney-based subsidiary of Animoca Brands. The game will deliver unparalleled galactic combat mecha gaming, and Blowfish Studios and Animoca Brands are working together closely to leverage their combined expertise and resources to ensure a captivating experience for both traditional gamers and the Web3 community. With its proven track record and industry partnerships, Blowfish Studios pushes the boundaries of video game development and publishing. Fans and gamers alike can look forward to more exciting and groundbreaking titles from this innovative game studio. Learn more at https://www.blowfishstudios.com.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands, a Deloitte Tech Fast winner, a Fortune Crypto 40 company, and one of the Financial Times’ High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023, is a Web3 leader that leverages blockchain to deliver digital property rights to consumers around the world to help establish the open metaverse. The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including original games such as The Sandbox, PHANTOM GALAXIES™, Life Beyond, and Crazy Defense Heroes, and products utilizing popular intellectual properties from the worlds of sports and entertainment, such as 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., PIXELYNX, WePlay Media, and Gryfyn. Animoca Brands is one of the most active investors in Web3, with a portfolio of over 450 Web3 investments, both directly and through Animoca Ventures, including Yuga Labs, Axie Infinity, Polygon, Consensys, Fireblocks, OpenSea, Dapper Labs, Yield Guild Games, Alien Worlds, and many more. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
ÜberStrategist on behalf of Blowfish Studios
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