Yu Suzuki, a Japanese game producer who led Sega’s AM2 team for 18 years, has joined Web3 with the release of a non-fungible token (NFT) collection.
Suzuki worked on the initiative with OASYX, an NFT project for gamers built on the Oasys blockchain.
The collection is inspired by Virtua Fighter, a series of fighting games launched in 1993 by Sega-AM2 and designer Yu Suzuki that is widely regarded as the first 3D fighting game.
The collection will comprise 1,000 NFTs and 11 characters from the first three Virtua Fighter series — Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2, and Virtua Fighter 3.
Consumers will be able to acquire these limited-edition VF “MAYU” NFTs, which will be incubated and disclosed in April 2023.
This release will be part of OASYX’s first NFT collection, which will comprise 10,000 characters that will provide the basis for future Metaverse avatars. Suzuki will handle the overall theme and art direction of this inaugural NFT series, working alongside GODTAIL, a multi-talented Japanese digital artist.
Additional series will follow this initial one, with the launch of a series 2 of NFTs with relevant utility — such as new characters, fashion items, and in-game gadgets — which will be presented in May 2023, according to the website’s roadmap.