Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based gaming firm Animoca Brands, has joined forces with Mishimoto, the leader in car cooling aftermarket parts, for the upcoming Torque Drift 2.

This collaboration brings exclusive Mishimoto licensed utility NFTs to the game, expanding the game’s Web3 capability and drift racing simulation experience, Animoca Brands said in a statement on Friday.

Torque Drift 2 is a blockchain-based racing game that offers an immersive and true-to-life drifting experience.

As the official on-chain game for Formula DRIFT, Torque Drift 2 will deliver an authentic racing experience for Web2 and Web3 gamers alike when it launches in 2024 for PC, with console availability to follow.

Torque Drift 2 is part of the REVV Motorsport ecosystem of metaverse racing games.

Built on the Polygon blockchain, which has committed to eliminating all of the network’s carbon debt since inception and to making the chain climate positive, Torque Drift 2 is dedicated to environmental responsibility.

A playable demo of Torque Drift 2 is slated for release in the second quarter of 2023, and will allow players to dive into the much-anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular game Torque Drift.

Through the partnership, Mishimoto will contribute its high performance automotive expertise to Torque Drift 2.

The game will feature iconic Mishimoto parts such as intercoolers and gear shifters, allowing players to customize their in-game vehicles to achieve different levels of performance, in line with the game’s core value of “play-it-your-way” and Grease Monkey Games’ commitment to delivering an unparalleled virtual racing experience.

“We are stoked to partner with Mishimoto, a true icon in the aftermarket parts industry. At Grease Monkey Games, we are all about bringing the thrill and excitement of car culture to gamers worldwide,

“And this collaboration with Mishimoto is going to take things to the next level. We can’t wait to see what kind of sick rides our players will be able to build and customize with Mishimoto’s top-of-the-line parts,” said Arran Potter, the Founder and Managing Director of Grease Monkey Games.

Mishimoto joins a list of iconic motorsports brands participating in Torque Drift 2, which already includes Formula DRIFT, Nissan, and Liberty Walk.

Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is an Australian video game studio established in 2013 in Melbourne. The company was formerly known as League of Monkeys.

Its Founder and Chief Executive Officer Arran Potter has a wealth of experience in creating visual effects and video games, and has worked on high-profile commercials and films since the early 2000s.

Originally a contract-based company, Grease Monkey Games began developing and publishing its own original IP games in 2014.

Since then, the growing team of game makers and motorsport enthusiasts has published the successful motorsport titles Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, which have more than 45 million downloads globally, and is developing the new title Torque Drift 2.

Animoca Brands is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification that is working to advance digital property rights and contribute to the establishment of the open metaverse.

The company develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Disney, WWE, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Power Rangers, MotoGP™, and Formula E.

It has multiple subsidiaries, including The Sandbox, Blowfish Studios, Quidd, GAMEE, nWay, Pixowl, Forj, Lympo, Animoca Brands Japan, Grease Monkey Games, Eden Games, Darewise Entertainment, Notre Game, TinyTap, Be Media, PIXELYNX, and WePlay Media.

Animoca Brands has a growing portfolio of more than 380 investments, including Colossal, Axie Infinity, OpenSea, Dapper Labs (NBA Top Shot), Yield Guild Games, Harmony, Alien Worlds, Star Atlas, and others.

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