Following its formal announcement yesterday, we’ve got more details about nWay and its multiplayer mech fighting game Wreck League.
One interesting aspect is how the Yuga Labs’ collaboration works. This will see holders of
- Bored Ape Yacht Club,
- Mutant Ape Yacht Club,
- Bored Ape Kennel Club, and
- Koda NFTs
able to claim a special Yuga-theme mech NFT for free. There will be two designs of mech for each of the Yuga collections, so eight unique Yuga mechs in total.
However, unlike most of Wreck League’s mechs — which consists of 10 individual NFT parts which can be assembled and disassembled — holders will not be able to take apart these Yuga mechs.
More generally, nWay will be selling NFT boxes of mech parts. Majestic boxes will contain 10 NFT parts that can be used to build a complete mech. There will also be Booster boxes, which will contain only five NFT parts, which can be used to modify existing mechs or build new ones.
Timing-wise, the first boxes will be sold in August — price TBA — with the rarity of the boxes revealed two weeks later. There will be six rarity tiers: common, uncommon, rare, epic, legendary, and Yuga, with the rarity of the box guaranteeing the rarity of the parts within.
It won’t be possible to open the boxes until September, which will coincide with the game going live. As for the game, it will be available for PC/Mac (and Android) through a launcher client.
When it comes to claiming the Yuga mechs, Koda NFTs holders will be able to do so — also in August — with Mutant Ape and Kennel Club claiming next, followed by Bored Apes holders, although these won’t occur until October.
The other new information concerns Wreck League’s gameplay, with nWay stating that different parts will provide access to different types of attacks, which look like they are are controlled by a loadout of action cards, while other may grant special skills or improved energy meter or better block duration.
And it will be the combination of parts that will create each mech’s strengths and weaknesses, which in turn will require a certain play style to optimize for success.
It’s also worth pointing out that although the game will run in real-time, in terms of control, players will be tapping on their action cards and special attack and defense buttons rather than having direct control of the mech as in true beat-’em up.