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Swords of Blood is widely predicted to be the next Axie Infinity or The Sandbox. That is strange, given that the project introduces one of the most intense hack-and-slash mechanics in gaming history. Whereas most blockchain games, including those at the forefront, are highly primitive. Having seen more than its share of flimsy games in the past, the crypto industry is waiting for a project that is on par with high-end traditional games.
It seems to have found its answer in Swords of Blood. $SWDTKN (Swords of Blood) presale has gone live to massive reception, strengthening the speculations that it could be the next big gaming cryptocurrency. Here is a review of the project and why investors and players are stocking up on the token in bulk at the ongoing presale.
Swords of Blood: An overview
What is Swords of Blood?
Swords of Blood is the first AAA-quality fast-paced F2P hack-and-slash RPG in the blockchain, launching on Polygon. It uses the framework of an award-winning title (first released in 2019 by Artifex Mundi) to build a riveting new game. Hit Box Games LLC, which holds the rights to reimagine the game, brings it to Web3 with attractive new features.
The playable MVP, downloaded by over 4M players from App Store and Play Store, boasts an active gamer community with a good retention rate.
What are the features of Swords of Blood MVP?
The MVP features a wide range of asynchronous game modes, which speaks for the credibility of the game:
Main campaign dungeons in three difficulty levels.
Monster Hunt dungeons, where you play against waves of progressively harder monsters.
Boss Fortress, where you team up with four other players to fight against powerful bosses.
PvP, where you compete against other players to rank up in the global leaderboard to earn prizes.
Daily dungeons, where you enter a special rift to play a daily selection of dungeons with special rewards.
Time-limited event dungeons with a special currency that can be spent on unique event items.
Challenge dungeons are special events where you take challenges to win prizes from the global leaderboard.
Shattered Mazed is a week-long special event with an event shop where you go through mazes and fight monsters and bosses.
What is the theme of the game?
Swords of Blood is set in the World of Ezura, which is slowly dying. It is upon the player to breathe life back into Ezura through strategic gameplay.
A glimpse of the new game
4, 8, and 16-player PVP modes
Play-to-own and improved free-to-play mechanics
E-sports micro tournaments
Community-based gaming with guilds and clans
Multichain crypto payment integration via SphereOne
Fiat payment with Visa and Mastercard via Simplex
New soundtrack that features talents from many famous acts such as Disturbed and Trivium
G.U.T.’s – game utility tokens, NFTs that can be used in-game and sold in the open market
A 150-hour game expansion pack (narrative written by a team with members from Cyberpunk, The Witcher, Gord, Command and Conquer, and Ghost Recon).
Community-based communication areas with (likely) VR capabilities.
What is the ultimate goal of Swords of Blood?
To build a community-centric MMORPGA, as game modes become synchronous and the gaming experience improves.
Swords of Blood reinvents play-to-earn with a play-to-own business model
The play-to-earn craze is slowly dying, reveals the poor retention rate of old and new crypto games alike. This is because the earning aspect often takes away attention from the gameplay. Play-to-earn games fail to realize that nothing motivates a gamer more than the game. If the gameplay is not engaging, not even the prospect of high rewards can retain them. What is the point of gaming when it is just another work?
The play-to-earn business model has turned out to be unsustainable.
In addition, they have a high entry barrier, both technically and financially.
The sign-up process is strange and intimidating for traditional gamers.
And starter in-game assets are pricey.
For example, downloading a crypto wallet, setting it up, connecting it to the game, and loading it up with in-game tokens and assets are tedious, to say the least. Web 3.0 games should bridge the technical and financial barriers if they want to penetrate the masses. Sub-par games and hollow reward tokens won’t do the trick anymore.
Swords of Blood, being a free-to-play game built in a blockchain economy, addresses these issues. In essence, it is a play-to-own game rather than a play-to-earn game. With fiat payments and easy crypto wallet integration, it allows traditional gamers to dip their toes in Web 3.0 gaming and dive deeper at their own will.
That goes on to explain why Swords of Blood has the broad gaming community’s attention. Moreover, it is led by a team of gaming veterans like James Seaman and supported by leading industry players like Fundamental Labs, Solana Ventures, Master Ventures, Gate.io Labs, Magnus Capital, Flame, and Acknoledger.
How to buy $SWDTKN
$SWDTKN is not live on crypto exchanges yet. But you can buy them at the ongoing presale using ETH, USDT, USDC, and DAI starting at a price of $0.054. The presale is held in three stages, with a gradual price increase. Make sure you buy them early to book the highest returns. If the game unfolds as planned, the token has the potential to give up to 5X returns, by the third quarter of 2023.