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

Japanese video game giant Konami reveals NFTs for Castlevania's 35th anniversary - Castlevania Season 5 sequel Warren Ellis involvement discussed in new interviewThe 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 “Castlevania” franchise. Konami follows the slew of gaming giants like Ubisoft and Square Enix who have shown a strong interest in developing NFT technology.

Konami unveils the NFT collection dedicated to the Castlevania video game franchise

Video game giant Konami leapt into the NFT world faster than pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. On Thursday, Konami launched the Castlevania 35th Anniversary NFT collection web portal and collection will be auctioned on the main Opensea marketplace.

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

The Castlevania gothic horror action and adventure video game series debuted in 1986 on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). According to statistics, Konami's Castlevania franchise has sold more than 20 million copies.

Konami joins discussions on Square Enix's Metaverse and Ubisoft's NFT entry

Konami's Castlevania NFT collection consists of 14 pieces and will go on sale on January 12th. Konami's entry into the cryptocurrency space follows the president of Square Enix discussing NFT and the metaverse in a New Year's letter.

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

Konami's NFTs are simply collectibles featuring "game scenes, background music (BGM) and redesigned visuals". Additionally, Konami's approach has been quieter, with less talk about creating collectible NFTs and simply launching NFT products.

Some video game fans have teased Konami's entry into the NFT space, and discussions about the company's NFTs are littered across social media on Thursday.

“Does Konami do NFTs now?” Wrote one player on Twitter. “Instead of doing something really useful with Castlevania? Why am I not surprised? "

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