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OASYX Welcomes Hajime Nakatani and Bandai Namco Research to “OASYX Series 2: RYUZO” NFT Project

SINGAPORE 29 June 2023 – Oasys, a gaming-optimised blockchain built by gamers for gamers, today announces its collaboration with Bandai Namco Research and double in the second series of OASYX, the NFT project for gamers, titled “OASYX series 2: RYUZO.” The project will be supervised by Hajime Nakatani, an advisor to Oasys, known for his work on popular titles, including the “Tekken” series.

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“OASYX series 2: RYUZO” is a nurturing NFT project using AI technology, with a total of 10,000 units issued. Users can acquire “MARYU” (equivalent to eggs) and hatch them into “RYU”. After hatching, “RYU” becomes a non-transferable NFT called SBT — Soulbound Token, an NFT that cannot be transferred to other users. “RYU” can be nurtured and trained using AI technology jointly developed by Bandai Namco Research and Attructure, a company researching AI and artificial life.

Daiki Moriyama, Director, Oasys, said: “Following the success of OASYX series 1 that drew about 50,000 participants, it is a great pleasure to launch the OASYX series 2: RYUZO project, which symbolizes OASYX’s steadfast commitment to creating NFTs for gamers. With the guidance from Hajime Nakatani, one of the legendary creators in our industry, and adapting leading-edge technologies to enhance the NFT experience, OASYX will continue to accelerate adoption of NFTs and blockchain gaming, and bring the endless potential of blockchain gaming to reality.”

Hajime Nakatani, who worked as a director and studio supervisor at Bandai Namco Games, will supervise the overall theme and art direction of the second series. He was involved in the establishment of Bandai Namco Studios and a wide range of developments from arcade games to attractions, consumer games, and mobile games (Galaga3, RollingThunder, Galaxian³, StarBlade, Tekken & Soulcalibur series, TimeCrisis series, Taiko no Tatsujin and many others). In 2019, he established Bandai Namco Research with the mission of “creating new value in entertainment” through research and development of cutting-edge technologies, such as AI and xR, based on his knowledge cultivated in game production. He joined Oasys as one of the initiators in 2022.

Hajime Nakatani added: “RYUZO”, the second title of OASYX, is a project realized in collaboration with Bandai Namco Research, Attructure, Oasys, and DJT (double At Bandai Namco Research and Attructure, we are researching AI life forms, how organisms grow and evolve through environment and behavior. I think it is wonderful that we can share this growth and evolution with everyone in the world of NFTs through this project with OASYS and DJT. I look forward to continue pursuing the possibilities of new entertainment.”

Based on AI-powered nurturing activities, a “RYU” is able to produce new “MARYU” up to the fifth generation. The new “MARYU” will be issued on Oasys’ Hub Layer, but the “MARYU” then needs to be bridged — connected and transferred to Oasys’ Verses, i.e. independent blockchain built on the Oasys blockchain, for nurturing. The Verses that can bridge “MARYU” are currently planned to be the following seven Verses: Home Verse, MCH Verse, TCG Verse, Chain Verse, Saakuru Verse, Yoldo Verse and DM2 Verse with the potential for more Verses to be added.

OASYX’s NFT offers comprehensive utility to its holders, granting access to Oasys’ expansive ecosystem. The OASYX series will also include future collaborations with notable game projects as they join Oasys. In subsequent series, OASYX intends to introduce a wider range of NFTs with supplementary use cases, including new characters, fashion items, and in-game gadgets.

The bridging of “MARYU” and the hatching of “RYU” will be possible from 29th June. The nurturing function is currently scheduled to be released around the end of July. The official demo video of the project can be found:

Further details will be announced on the official Twitter and official website.