Ubisoft has been the most active major game publisher to date in the Web3 world, and now the company behind game franchises like Far Cry and Just Dance is making another NFT play—this time based around its massively popular open-world action series, Assassin’s Creed.
Integral Reality Labs and Ubisoft have partnered to create Assassin’s Creed Smart Collectibles, which are NFT access passes minted on Ethereum scaling network Polygon that are paired with physical collectibles inspired by the popular historical action franchise.
Each minted “Digital Soul” NFT can be used to customize and redeem a physical collectible—a 3D-printed keepsake that depicts one of the heroes from the game series suspended within a transparent cube.
1/ Smart Collectibles™, a Short Thread
In this thread we will be providing some tech and ordering information in regards to the Smart Collectibles™ that we are very excited to debut with all the @assassinscreed fans!
— Assassin’s Creed Smart Collectibles (@ACSmartCollect) May 11, 2023
Owners can choose from multiple outfits, weapons, and poses before the physical collectible is printed and shipped. The NFTs come in various rarity levels, and those with a higher tier level will unlock greater customization elements for the associated physical collectibles.
The collectibles feature an embedded near field communication (NFC) chip. When tapped with a smartphone, owners can view a digital version of the character within a companion app, as well as access additional features and utility tied to the project.
Pricing details have yet to be released, although a representative for Integral Reality Labs told Decrypt that a pre-sale will begin today ahead of the official mint on May 16. A Ubisoft representative confirmed the licensing deal with Integral Reality Labs to Decrypt.
Integral Reality Labs previously collaborated with Ubisoft to release customizable, 3D-printed collectibles without the digital tie-in, based on game franchises including Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, and For Honor. The Assassin’s Creed game franchise has sold over 200 million copies since launching in 2007, per Ubisoft.
In addition to the “Digital Soul” NFTs that can be redeemed for a physical collectible, Integral Reality Labs will release 1,500 “Piece of Eden” passes that provide holders certain benefits, such as access to exclusive collectibles drops and priority access to 3D printing.
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Discover iconic gear sets, personalities, and challenges that will test your mind more than the blade. Are you ready to explore deeper ⚔️💭 pic.twitter.com/TTtBmiQqhG
— Assassin’s Creed Smart Collectibles (@ACSmartCollect) May 12, 2023