The Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company, Konami Holdings Corporation, has revealed a non-fungible token collection in order to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the firm’s franchise “Castlevania.” Konami follows the slew of gaming giants like Ubisoft and Square Enix that have shown a strong interest in developing NFT technology.
Konami unveils NFT Collection dedicated to Castlevania Video Game Franchise
Konami is a gaming giant that has leapt into NFT quicker than any other company. Konami has launched Thursday’s Castlevania 35th Anniversary NFT collections web portal. This collection will be sold on Opensea, the market leader in NFT auctions.
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Konami is a well known video game software manufacturer and the owner of popular franchises including “Castlevania,” “Contra,” “Frogger,” “Metal Gear,” “Silent Hill,” “Parodius,” “Gradius,” “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” and “Suikoden.”
Castlevania, a gothic horror-action adventure video game series was launched on Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1986. According to statistics, Konami’s Castlevania franchise has sold more than 20 million copies.
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Konami’s Castlevania NFT collection consists of 14 pieces of art and the sale will begin on January 12. Konami’s entry into the crypto space follows the president of Square Enix discussing NFTs and the metaverse in a new year’s letter.
Ubisoft, another video game franchise competitor, has already launched NFTs that can be used in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint on a personal computer (PC). Ubisoft received backlash over the NFTs and the company was criticized over the inclusion of NFT elements or NFT items’ utility.
Konami’s NFTs are simply collectibles that feature “game scenes, background music (BGM), and newly drawn visuals.” Furthermore, Konami’s approach has been more silent with less talk about creating NFT collectibles and simply launching the NFT products.
“Konami doing NFTs now?” one gamer wroteFollow us on Twitter. “Instead of doing anything actually worthwhile with Castlevania? Why am I not surprised?”
How do you feel about Konami getting involved in NFTs? Will they release a collection to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Castlevania’s birth? Comment below and let us know how you feel about the subject.
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