Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EGLX; TSX: EGLX) has joined forces with Metavision and Netflix to introduce a first-of-its-kind Fortnite Creative experience inspired by the famed manga series, ONE PIECE. This venture coincides with the global streaming debut of the live-action adaptation of ONE PIECE on Netflix starting August 31.
Utilizing the freshly unveiled 'Unreal Editor for Fortnite' (UEFN) within Fortnite Creative, this collaboration marks the debut of a streaming service leveraging the game's creative prowess. The UEFN, a toolset revealed by Epic Games at the Gaming Development Conference earlier this year, equips developers with advanced gaming industry tools, enabling a more intricate immersion with custom assets, sounds, and visuals without necessitating a direct partnership with Epic Games.
The ONE PIECE in-game experience, envisioned and developed by the Fortnite Creative build team at 3D Lab, brings forth three iconic ships from the manga. Players will embark on a spirited clash between two renowned factions from the series, the 'Straw Hats' and the 'Marines'. Participants will be sorted into one of the two crews, and using weapons like swords, flint-knock pistols, and cannons, they will strive to annihilate their adversary's vessel and claim victory.
This innovative gaming experience is set to be showcased in the upcoming September 12 episode of Enthusiast Gaming's 'NFL Tuesday Night Gaming', a novel gaming contest developed through a partnership between Enthusiast Gaming and the NFL. This weekly challenge witnesses NFL stars and legends joining forces with top gaming influencers, competing in some of the most beloved video game titles.
“This collaboration with Netflix is an exciting example of how Enthusiast Gaming is creating unique and immersive experiences for brands that are scalable across digital entertainment and gaming platforms,” said Amanda Rubin, EVP, Brand Solutions at Enthusiast Gaming. “NFL Tuesday Night Gaming continues to offer a distinct opportunity to engage diverse communities through shared passions of gaming, sports, and entertainment.”
Metavision's Managing Director, Ashley Lewis, shared the enthusiasm, saying, “We're super excited to be bringing a cultural heavyweight like ONE PIECE to the Metaverse, where the world can be explored and enjoyed by an entirely new audience. It was particularly inspiring to see how far we could push things with the recently launched UEFN toolset, and it's safe to say it's remarkable what can now be achieved on the platform.”
Fans eager to immerse themselves can access the experience in the Fortnite Discovery tab using the code "7374-8187-1871" or by visiting here.
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