Netmarble Releases New King Of Fighters Game Using Blockchain
The Netmarble cryptocurrency rabbit hole goes one step further, my friends. We recently reported on Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds support Blockchain technology with NFTs arriving later this year and how cryptocurrency is ruining all aspects of game balance.
Next, we looked at Netmarble Global’s Youtube channel and discovered a video they posted three days ago discussing their Blockchain system called Marblex Ecosystem (MBX). Essentially, players can connect their accounts to the MBX wallet to get in-game currency which is then converted into a game token. Then it can be converted into MBX Link, which acts as a bridge for the currency, ending in its conversion into MBX proper. To sum it up, it’s a bunch of nonsense.
Moreover, this blockchain ecosystem is transferable to real transactions, allowing players to theoretically profit from it. The video then goes on to unsettlingly explain how “strong IP power should attract people to the relatively unknown MBX ecosystem.” You can do whatever you want with it.
The video description provides the following information regarding which games currently support Netmarble’s blockchain system and which upcoming titles will eventually do so.
Live games under the MARBLEX service:
- A3: STILL ALIVE
- Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds
Upcoming games under MARBLEX Service
- Monster Arena
- King of Fighters Arena
- Let’s Get Rich: Meta World
There is hardly any visible information regarding this next king of fighters title, which appears in Netmarble First Quarter 2022 Financial Results. From what we could see, this title doesn’t have any official art yet, it just uses The king of ALLSTAR fighters key art. In fact, even searching for the game in Japanese yields no concrete results, with the majority of results being the ALLSTAR mobile game.
Several upcoming games are shown in this PDF alongside those that are intended to use Netmarble’s blockchain system.
Also noteworthy are the company’s significant profit losses, visible below:
Netmarble’s explanation of its MBX Blockchain system can be seen below:
These notable cryptocurrency-interacting IPs are undoubtedly troubling, so let’s hope it all gets nipped in the bud as soon as possible.