9 Lives Interactive secures $3 million for the launch of Nyan Heroes

9 Lives Interactive, an independent game studio, has announced a successful $3 million funding round aimed at supporting the global launch of their debut title, Nyan Heroes. 
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Founded in 2021, 9 Lives Interactive boasts a team of industry veterans from prominent studios like EA, Bungie, and Ubisoft, with senior advisors from Riot Games and Twitch. With a track record of delivering AAA multiplayer shooter and live service titles such as Halo, Destiny, Fortnite, and more, the studio is poised to introduce Nyan Heroes as a groundbreaking addition to the gaming landscape.

Nyan Heroes promises to deliver a fresh take on the hero-shooter genre, featuring quirky cats piloting powerful mechs in competitive battles to safeguard the world. With 8 guardian classes to choose from and a customizable mech system, players can expect diverse gameplay experiences and opportunities for strategic depth. Set in the vibrant underground city of New Nekovia, the game exudes optimism and charm amidst futuristic landscapes.

Spearheaded by Mechanism Capital and joined by investors including Delphi Digital, Sfermion, 3Commas Capital, Momentum 6, Kosmos Ventures, Devmons GG, and CSP DAO, the investment will fuel the development of Nyan Heroes, a next-generation hero shooter game designed to captivate both traditional and blockchain gaming audiences.

Max Fu, Creative Director and CEO of 9 Lives Interactive, said:

“Our goal is to create a flagship IP-driven shooter that delivers an immersive experience to team-based shooter fans of all ages and genders. Nyan Heroes features bleeding-edge technology, including the capabilities of the Unreal 5 engine and blockchain, to support true asset ownership in a thriving creator economy. We grew up playing shooter games, and we believe that this is the next evolution, where cute cat heroes give this genre mass appeal, which will lead to both Web2 and Web3 player adoption.” 

Andrew Kang from Mechanism said: 

“We’re thrilled to lead an investment round for Nyan Heroes, a project that will redefine standards for web3 shooters. The creativity of the IP and the unique gameplay mechanics are what we believe sets it apart from other projects, not just in web3 but also the traditional gaming space. Max and his team have shown incredible resilience and commitment during the bear, and we’re excited to double down on the team’s ability to execute their vision,” 

Currently available in early access from March 26th to April 9th on the Epic Games Store, Nyan Heroes has generated significant anticipation, amassing over 13,000 signups. Additionally, the game has introduced Airdrop missions, providing the community access to NYAN, the token powering the Nyan Heroes Ecosystem. To learn more and wishlist the game, players can visit the Epic Games Store.

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