New NFT Games: Upcoming Cryptocurrency NFT Games Launching in 2022

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July 1, 2022: Added information relating to new NFT games such as the Shiba Inu Games.

If you’re looking for new and upcoming NFT games to play in the cryptocurrency sphere, there are a lot of choices.

NFT games have taken the world by storm in mid-2021, with Axie Infinity nearing 1 million active players. While there are plenty of great NFT games already available, there's lots more to come in the future, too. Recently the BAYC famed Yuga Labs has announced the launch of its metaverse game in association with Animoca Brands, which certainly is enough to bolster the NFT gaming sector.

As games and cryptocurrency further combine, creating new gameplay aspects that reward players with digital assets, here’s a look at some of the upcoming NFT games for 2022 and beyond.

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New NFT Games

There are plenty of upcoming NFT games set to launch on various blockchains in the near future.

Here’s a selection of top NFT titles coming soon.

Alien Worlds

Another play to earn game that allows users to acquire Trilium (TLM), alien worlds boasts a fan base of nearly 1.1 million users. Described as an NFT Metaverse game where you can go on missions to collect more NFTs, the game has recently been gaining tremendous traction between the masses. By acquiring TLM tokens,users can also participate in the governance programs well as stake their tokens to earn more interest and rewards.

Mines of Dalarnia 2.0

Mines of Dalarnia is a free-to-play game currently testing its v2.0 - in fact, its alpha is now playable.

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The 2D platform-mining game sees players make their way through procedurally-generated levels to mine blocks for minerals. Minerals can be used for upgrading items and characters, or to create a refinery, used to lease land in its Real Estate gameplay setup.

The first Land Sale began on December 27, lasting until January 16.

According to the latest Medium post, opportunities to playtest a mainnet build should come out in the coming months.

The Sandbox

Initially a mobile title, The Sandbox is Animoca Brands' next play-to-earn title, following an investment into the game's rebuilding.

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The Sandbox and its LAND exploded in late-2021 after the metaverse concept became a trending topic online.

Players will build this on LAND - The Sandbox's digital plots - which they can then monetise or sell in exchange for SAND - The Sandbox's token.

As for its gaming aspects, this voxel-based world allows players to create games or content on top of their LAND.

The first public alpha launched in November 2021, lasting until December 20. In 2022, we can expect further testing, the launch of The Sandbox's DAO, and a mobile launch, according to its roadmap.

Shiba Inu Games

Alongside the Shiba Inu metaverse, the Shiba Inu team plans to launch two Shiba Inu Games in 2022. Developed by Playside Studios, these games will be split between a mobile game and a blockchain version.

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The SHIB-based games will join the other NFT card games, as it is set to launch with collections of SHIB-themed cards for players. The Shiboshi NFTs will also have some role in the games.

There is no concrete release date for the games just yet, but the latest information from Shiba lead Shytoshi Kusama, who said the SHIB games may launch in September 2022.

Phantom Galaxies

Phantom Galaxies crosses over a lot of genres. It describes itself as an "open-world space sim with fast-pace mech shooters and a captivating story."

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With mech combat, upgradable mech NFTs, guilds and universe exploration all set to feature, Phantom Galaxies is set for a stellar 2022 if it can stick to its roadmap.

According to its website, player-owned planets will release in Q1 2022, followed by Origin Series Avatars and Starfighters in Q2. This is ahead of the early access game launch in Q3 2022.

Illuvium

Illuvium's first open beta was initially scheduled for December 2021, with its full release also reportedly coming in Q4 2021.

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However, this was then pushed back, with an open beta expected to launch in Q1 2022. The latest developer blog post does suggest there is still a lot to do, too.

This open-world auto battler features a roster of over 100 Illuvials. Players can earn by participating in PvP Arena battles, or through PvE missions.

Illuvium also runs on the Ethereum blockchain, using its ILV token.

Illuvium's mobile version will launch in 2022, ahead of a full sequel in 2023, according to its roadmap.

Guild of Guardians

Published by Immutable, the company behind Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians is a mobile fantasy RPG set for a release in 2022.

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Players will be able to trade their loot with other players, earned through gameplay.

Over 120,000 players have pre-registered for the multiplayer dungeon RPG, which puts a focus on giving players "true digital ownership" of in-game assets via NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.

A soft alpha is expected to launch in Q2 2022, followed by a beta in Q4 ahead of the full Guild of Guardians launch in Q2 2023 - a delay on the initial early 2022 date given.