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Axie Infinity maker Sky Mavis announced a series of new features and products at its first-ever conference AxieCon in Barcelona, Spain.
Among the announcements are accessories for Axies (the characters in Axie Infinity), the first mini-game for Land owners (those who buy virtual real estate in the game) and new features for the Land Alpha game scheduled to release later this year.
Axie Infinity took off in 2021, taking the No. 1 spot in the fledgling blockchain gaming market. But with the crypto winter and a crash in non-fungible token (NFT) prices, players started to leave the game. Now the company is doing what it can to keep players interested in the core content.
Axie Infinity: Origins and Season 1
Sky Mavis unveiled that Axie Infinity: Origin would be renamed Axie Infinity: Origins to allow for a more distinct brand for “Origin” Axies. Additionally, Season 1 begins on September 14, 2022, with a total prize pool of 112,000 AXS (the tokens in Axie Infinity), with 6,750 AXS being awarded to the first-place player.
Part upgrading and accessories
Axie Infinity: Origins is beefing up the fun.Upgrading, or Level 2 parts, will unlock vertical progression for Axies where they can evolve to have more powerful parts with brand new visuals. This gameplay will require the usage of resources and materials obtained throughout the Axie Infinity u …