Castlevania’s publisher, Konami, has released the Konami Memorial NFT Series to celebrate the series’ founding.
NFTs and their relationship to video games have become a hot topic in the past few months. In 2021, publisher Ubisoft became the first company to implement blockchain-powered irreplaceable code strings into an online game with its new Quartz project. Both Square Enix and Electronic Arts have announced an interest in the NFT technology, and now even Konami, the company responsible for major brands like Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, is starting the trend with the Konami Memorial New NFT Series.
A set of 14 NFTs will be sold in an auction scheduled to run from January 12 to January 14. Much of the collection consists of gifs from the gameplay library of the first three Castlevania games. on various home console platforms, with the rest being in-game maps and versions of the original artwork used in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. This NFT is expected to be sold through the OpenSea NFT marketplace, people making initial purchases will have their usernames stored on Komani’s website.
While many gamers are already familiar with the Castlevania franchise and Nintendo’s NES, only two of the upcoming NFTs are celebrating the NES. Other NFTs mainly refer to the Famicom – the Japanese version of Nintendo’s first console – and even mention Vampire Killer, an alternate port of the Castlevania game for the MSX platform created by the MSX. should be the trademark for this series of games.
It’s important for gamers to note that unlike Ubisoft’s Quartz and the NFTs introduced with Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Castlevania’s NFTs take a more traditional approach in that they’re not used in any of the games. in the series. Much of the controversy surrounding the inclusion of NFTs in the gaming arena stems from their unwarranted inclusion of direct gameplay experiences, but this is not the case with Konami. However, due to their scarcity, Konami’s new NFTs are likely to be resold at exorbitant prices.
This isn’t all Konami has put together to celebrate the series’ milestone; In 2021, the game Castlevania Advance Collection is also released. As a sequel to the 2019 Castlevania Anniversary Collection, the latest release is a collection of four Castlevania titles that originally appeared on the Game Boy Advance, and the collection is currently receiving extremely positive review scores from games. player on Steam.
In addition, recent rumors also suggest that a brand new Castlevania game could be in the works at Konami. This will mark the debut of the first major title released in years since 2014’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Publishers’ interest in the NFT could affect development. The development of upcoming projects is unknown at the moment, but it is likely that many fans of the series won’t like to see blockchain technology creep into your favorite Castlevania titles. Dear.
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