The newest upcoming AAA NFT game was expected to be released this year 2022, a pokemon inspired crypto game that might bring a pokemon game to a whole new level.
NFT games are evolving at a faster rate, in just a short period, we witness that NFT gaming developers are serious about catching up in some modern games (Non-Play to earn),.
The newer NFT games that were recently released have surprisingly good gameplay, it also has nice and gorgeous 3D graphics like the Thetan Arena that can compete with some of the modern MOBA games like Pokemon Unite.
The Mir4 impresses me in terms of graphics and gameplay that can surely compete with some high graphics games like Lifeater and Black Desert.
You can’t blame me that I’m amazed by these new NFT games in terms of graphics and gameplay, because the NFT games that I knew in the past few years have very decent and some have bad looking game-play, some of them even have 2D graphics (not all NFT games in the past, just the others).
Don’t get me wrong some NFT games even though have 2D graphics still have nice and entertaining gameplay.
I’m talking about the other NFT games that are clearly in the rush to release their game even though it’s clear that they are not yet ready and that their games are just half-baked NFT games.
Those game developers are just hoping to ride in the NFT wave and have their fortune, we are in the year 2022 and we gamers are spoiled by high graphics, and highly intensive games, with realistic visuals.
Until some NFT games with bad graphics and gameplay came out, then I start asking myself “are we evolving backward?”.
Then I just embrace it, since I can’t deny the fact that even though some NFT games have just decent gameplay, there is some earning opportunity that is waiting for everyone.
Finally, the Lost Relics, the Mir4, and the Thetan Arena came out and gives me hope that we can enjoy NFT games with good graphics and gameplay that we can enjoy and earn at the same time.
Now one of the biggest and might be a real AAA NFT games that will be released this year in 2022, was this blockchain game called Illuvium, it is expected to be released a public beta version of its play-to-earn game this Q1 of 2022, this information is based on the Road maps that they released.
What We Might Expect in Illuvium?
I have a lot of expectations for this upcoming play-to-earn game, based on their game trailers, and white paper this play-to-earn game will surely be one of the biggest play-to-earn NFT games when released.
One of the main factors that captivated me about this game was its graphics, after watching their game trailers, and cinematic trailers I was amazed at how the game might look like, I know game trailers are sometimes inaccurate, but based on some screen shoots (Image) that they released in social media I was convinced that this game is a AAA NFT game that we are expecting.
Every detail of the environment to every character in the game are gorgeous, and the developer gives much attention to every detail in the game, I just recently include Illuvium in one of my article about the best upcoming NFT game, but after I do some research about this game I have realized, that I should create a separate content about this game.
I know I may sound like a bit fanboy here, but honestly after watching all its trailers, and all of its image teasers on social media, I’m so thrilled and I want to try the game by myself.
The gameplay was an open-world NFT game with a mix of collectible RPG and auto-battler games.
The game will start with the story of you — as a player will take the role of the survivor of an intergalactic fleet that investigates a distress call from a ruined planet, the home of an unknown species with tremendous power.
These creatures are called the Illuvials, their power might be the cause of the destruction of the planet, soon you will learn how to master the energy that the illuvial possess, and capture these creatures by the use of shards that can be mined in the ruined planet.
These shards that are used to capture illuvial might work like a pokemon ball to capture pokemon, we might assume that this game is a pokemon inspired NFT game, where players can capture Illuvials, and use these creatures in a duel with other players.
Each Illivuals are different even in the power that they possessed, some, it was said that some Illuvials are rare and very hind to find, and we might assume that these rare illuvial are more powerful than common illuvial, and we might also expect that players might use special shards to contain them since ordinary shards might not work with this rare creatures
One thing that makes this game unique compared to other pokemon inspired NFT games, is not just the creatures will fight but also you as a player, you will fight together with your illuvial team in a battle with other players
Illuvial can be fused to form a much stronger creature, this can happen when players collect three with the same threshold level and fused them to form the evolved form of the creatures with much greater attributes.
Like some other blockchain games, Illuvium has its own blockchain base token, an Illuvium coin called “ILV”, this illuvium coin has one of the highest potential blockchain-based game tokens today, as of the day of this writing the price of this Illuvium coin reached about $116.85 which is really high for an in-game token.
The reason for this was of course staking, a lot of players are excited about Illuvium, and many trusted them and join the staking program Illuvium.
Today it is unclear if players can smelt Iluvium coin like some other blockchain games out there like Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds where you can smelt Territe token out of an in-game item called Territe, a Hydra token by Mir4 that can be smelt using Draco token plus septaria.
The only information that they released was ILV or Illuvium coins that can earn by players as rewards through the PVE quest, through special activities, and as a prize in the tournaments.
For now, since this game was still in a closed beta test, you can get this ILV token from crypto exchanges like Binance or participate in the Illuvium staking program.
You can monitor the price of Illuvium coins on Binance.
Illuvium Game Modes
Some gamers love adventure and others love PVP and the developer makes sure that all adventure and PVP lovers will surely love this game.
In adventure mode, it was said that players can travel into the vast open world of the game, searching, hunting, and capturing illuvial, this might not be easy since some illuvial are hard to find especially the rare ones.
I think the adventure mode is where the players can earn money, by capturing and selling illuvial in the marketplace, but it is just my assumption it is not guaranteed that this might happen, but who knows since a lot of NFT games can sell items, or creatures to earn money and I think that it might also happen in this game.
Battle Arena is where PVP happens in the game, I have seen some of the video clips of the game in the arena, it works like a Pokemon battle gym where players and their illuvial will fight to see who is the strongest.
Mining and Harvesting
There are also some features in the game where players can harvest and mine some materials, and forge some useful materials, like armor and weapons, this might be another opportunity to earn money in the game.
This is the process where players can do cosmetic changes in some items that can increase their value, items include weapons, armor, and drones. When the items are imbued, players can choose to use them or sell them in the NFT marketplace.
The game Illuvium is a promising upcoming AAA NFT game, based on what I’ve seen so far this game might be one of the biggest NFT games that will be released this year 2022, the graphics are great, and the gameplay might also be great, things are uncertain if this game will surpass our expectation or we might just get disappointed, for now, the only thing that we can do is to wait till it was finally released.