Japanese video game giant Konami reveals NFTs for Castlevania’s 35th anniversary blockblog


Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company Konami Holdings Corporation has revealed a collection of non-fungible tokens to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the company’s “Castlevania” franchise. Konami follows the multitude of gaming giants like Ubisoft and Square Enix who have shown a keen interest in the development of NFT technology.

Konami unveils NFT collection dedicated to the Castlevania video game franchise

Gaming giant Konami jumped into the NFT world faster than pressing up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. On Thursday, Konami launched the Castlevania collection web portal NFT’s 35th anniversary and the collection will be auctioned off on the leading marketplace Opensea.

Konami is a well-known video game software manufacturer and owner of popular franchises such as “Castlevania”, “Contra”, “Frogger”, “Metal Gear”, “Silent Hill”, “Parodius”, “Gradius”, ” Yu-Gi -Oh! ”And“ Suikoden ”.

Japanese video game giant Konami reveals Castlevania 35th anniversary NFTs
Screenshot of Konami’s Castlevania NFT collection website.

The Gothic horror action-adventure video game series Castlevania debuted in 1986 on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). According to statistics, Konami’s Castlevania franchise has sold over 20 million copies.

Konami joins discussions on Square Enix’s metaverse and Ubisoft’s NFT entry

Konami’s Castlevania NFT collection consists of 14 works of art and the sale will start on January 12. Konami’s entry into the crypto space follows the President of Square Enix discussing NFTs and the Metaverse in a New Years letter.

Japanese video game giant Konami reveals Castlevania 35th anniversary NFTs
Konami’s Opensea listing is scheduled for January 12, 2022.

Ubisoft, another competitor to the video game franchise, has already released NFTs that can be used in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on a personal computer (PC). Ubisoft has received backlash over NFTs, and the company has been criticized for including NFT elements or the usefulness of NFTs.

Konami’s NFTs are simply collectibles that feature “newly drawn game scenes, background music (BGM), and visuals.” Additionally, Konami’s approach has been quieter with less talk of creating NFT collectibles and just launching NFT products.

Some video game fans has been mocking Konami’s entry into the NFT space and discussions on the company’s NFTs are littered across social media Thursday.

“Konami is doing NFTs now?” ” a player wrote on Twitter. “Instead of doing anything useful with Castlevania?” Why am I not surprised? “

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