Axie Infinity: Origins is Coming to Apple Users in Asia and Latin America

The NFT game creator’s parent Sky Mavis is also launching a curated NFT marketplace on the Ronin blockchain.
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Quick take:

  • Sky Mavis said the NFT card game will launch on Apple App Store in key markets.
  • Asia and Latin American markets are where the game is most popular.
  • The App Store listing follows the game’s previous launch on Google Play Store in limited markets.

Axie Infinity: Origins the non-fungible token (NFT) card game created by Sky Marvis is coming to Apple users in key markets. The company announced Wednesday that the game will launch on the Apple App Store in Latin America and Asia.

Axie Infinity: Origins is popular in those regions, especially in Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, where it will make its App Store debut before launching in more markets. The game previously launched on the Google Play store in limited markets.

Sky Mavis, the company behind Axie Infinity also said it is launching Mavis NFT Marketplace on the Ronin blockchain.

Axie Infinity: Origins boasts 1.5 million installs across platforms including the company’s own portal Mavis Hub. Players are given free non-NFT starter characters to start playing the game but can buy or rent in-game assets from the marketplace.

Axie said third-party collectibles will be available on the Mavis marketplace beginning Wednesday, adding that there are also plans to launch a merch store.

Commenting on the announcement, Sky Mavis CEO Trung Nguyen said: “Sky Mavis remains committed to our vision of a player-owner digital nation and is excited to work with app stores to open our ecosystem to a new generation of Lunacians.”

Following the announcement, the Axie Infinity game token spiked nearly 15%, before pulling back slightly. The token now boasts a market value of about $850 million down from its peak of $18.7 billion in November 2021.

Axie Infinity took a major hit in March last year when its Ethereum bridge Ronin was breached leading to a loss of $625 million in stolen funds. The company has since revamped the Ronin Network to counter similar threats after switching to a decentralised ecosystem.


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