Ubisoft Is Bringing Rayman, ‘Captain Laserhawk’ NFT Avatars to The Sandbox
Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft is arguably the most active major video game publisher playing in the blockchain world today. Now, the firm is expanding its reach even further by launching another set of NFT avatars for the metaverse game, The Sandbox.
Avatars based on Ubisoft’s new Netflix animated series, “Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix,” will be added to The Sandbox. And since the adults-oriented show itself mashes up characters and franchises from Ubisoft’s history, so too will the avatar collection.
A total of 1,866 unique player avatars will be released via NFTs on Polygon, an Ethereum scaling network, and the collection includes renditions of classic Ubisoft action hero Rayman, as well as Jade and Pey’j, heroes of the cult classic game Beyond Good & Evil. Most of the avatars have a futuristic, cyberpunk-esque vibe similar to that of the show.
Ubisoft previously released Sandbox avatars based on its Rabbids franchise (itself spun out from the Rayman series) in February, and sold them for 100 SAND each. That’s only about $42 worth right now, but was $78 worth of SAND back in February.
“Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix” is an animated series spun out from the game Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, but it brings in characters from and makes references to a whole host of Ubisoft franchises, including Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon.