The legendary rock and roll icon Elvis Presley is about to come to life and become part of the metaverse game, The Sandbox. The metaverse platform confirmed the release date for a series of 3,000 officially licensed Elvis Presley NFT avatars, celebrating the enduring legacy of the music superstar.
Elvis shows his dance moves on The Sandbox
Each avatar will encapsulate the King of Rock & Roll’s signature style, featuring familiar outfits, hairstyles, and unique emotes inspired by his iconic dance moves.
The holders of these avatars will not just own a piece of digital Elvis memorabilia but also get governance and voting rights in the Elvis Legacy Council DAO. The NFT avatars will also unlock additional features and have in-game utility in the upcoming Sandbox multiplayer experiences.
Sale scheduled for August 9
The NFTs will be minted on the Ethereum scaling network, Polygon. An exclusive 24-hour purchase window will commence on August 9, available to those who register on the allowlist and the owners of The Sandbox’s NFT-based land and certain avatar collections.
By August 11, all Elvis avatars will be revealed. They will be divided across four rarity levels, each costing 100 SAND, roughly $41 at current rates.
The council’s statement affirmed, “We believe in a world where Elvis fans participate and shape the direction and future of the Elvis Presley Digital Estate.” In addition to The Sandbox, the council has revealed plans to work with Decentraland, the largest blockchain-based metaverse by market capitalization.
Celebrating the King of Rock and Roll
This digital reincarnation of Elvis coincides with a week-long celebration of his life and work, beginning on August 9. The festivities aim to keep Presley’s legacy alive for younger generations, featuring live stream concerts, tribute contests, panel discussions, and a digital tour of Presley’s iconic home, Graceland.
Last year, The Sandbox also unveiled plans for an official Elvis Presley metaverse space. This digital realm includes a recreation of Graceland and unique NFTs, joining virtual lands owned by entities such as metal band Slipknot, rapper Snoop Dogg, McDonald’s, Adidas, and Gucci. This further solidifies the role of the metaverse in preserving and promoting cultural legacy in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.