A new Nerf Rival Nerf blaster called the “Artemis XVII-3000,” has been spotted on ACD Distribution as well as A.B.GEE (thanks to MarcusH26051 on the Nerf sub-Reddit). The retail site also contains a couple of pictures of the upcoming RIVAL blaster. Let’s take a look!
Here is the description for the Artemis XVII-3000 from the product listing:
Experience the ultimate precision and power of the Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 blaster! Choose a color and go into battle as the Red Team or the Blue Team. The Artemis XVII-3000 blaster has a spring-action cocking mechanism and fires at a velocity up to 100 fps (30 mps). It features an easy-load internal magazine that holds up to 30 high-impact rounds. Slam-fire your attack to unleash the rounds in a blistering stream. The blaster has a trigger lock and a tactical rail and comes with 30 rounds.
Additional information on the website states that the Artemis blasters (red and blue versions) will be available for purchase on the 1st of January, 2017 and will retail for around $45 USD. Here’s what else we know about the Artemis:
- It is a pump-action blaster
- Fires at 100fps
- Able to slam-fire, which makes it the first Rival blaster to slam-fire
- Has a trigger lock and a tactical rail
- Uses a unique internal magazine that holds up to 30 HIRs (high impact rounds), 10 in each cylinder.
- Shoots one ball at a time
- Named after a Greek goddess
I don’t exactly know how the Nerf RIVAL Artemis blaster will operate, but I’m sure we can all agree there will be a rotating function for the front barrels. As for how the barrels rotate, we can only speculate. It’s also strange that the magazine is internal, so I’m not quite sure how one would load up the magazine. But if this blaster functions smoothly, it should be a lot of fun to use on the battlefield!
While we’re on the subject of Nerf RIVAL news, a 7.2v NiMh rechargeable battery for the RIVAL Khaos has been listed on A.B.GEE. This package will be very convenient for those who regularly use their Khaos blaster.