Nine Chronicles M Will Use a New Chain: Heimdall
Heimdall is a new chain that will be used for Nine Chronicles M alongside the existing PC-based chain, Odin. Players won’t be able to transfer characters between chains, but will be able to seamlessly use them across platforms on the same chain.
What Is Heimdall?
Heimdall is a new chain that the Web3 studio intends to use for the mobile release of Nine Chronicles. This new network, according to the announcement, is planned to be revealed in a few weeks. It’s inspired by Norse mythology, specifically by the son of Odin called Heimdall, who is a god and guardian of the rainbow bridge Bifröst, which connects Asgard to Earth, which is referred to as Midgard.
Why Use A Different Chain?
Considering this is a mobile version of the PC blockchain title, why not stick with Odin, the same chain the game runs on? The reasons for this are many, according to the announcement, but overall can be grouped into 3 reasons, which the team states include increasing the volume of transactions processed, providing an improved gaming experience, and exploring “various game policies and balancing.”
By making this “strategic separation” the company aims to provide both new and experienced players with a fresh start, making it so that everyone starts on the same footing on the mobile version. This means that “many of the existing PC-based actions, assets and gameplay” will remain on the Odin chain, that is, on PC.
This means that you cannot transfer characters from the Odin chain over to Heimdall, and vice versa. In order to successfully use the same characters on mobile, you have to stick with the same chain. This means that the original PC-based chain will be playable on mobile as well, while those looking to start from scratch can head to the mobile-based chain, which will also be playable on PC, allowing you to seamlessly go from one platform to another.
Everyone interested in Nine Chronicles M can pre-register ahead of the grand release in order to receive rewards. The pre-registration period ends on November 21st, which is when the mobile version is scheduled to launch.