Konami has planned an auction of non-fungible tokens to honour its “Castlevania” franchise. The package will contain 14 tokens depicting scenes from early Nintendo games, audio files, and poster art. The auction will commence the next week, on January 12, 2022.
A new NFT series will be based on Konami’s “Castlevania” series.
Konami’s NFTs will pay tribute to the series, which debuted with “Castlevania” for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. (NES).
Scenes from several series entries on the NES and its Japanese equivalent, the Famicom, are included in the NFT collection. Original pixel graphics of Dracula’s Castle, poster art for the Title Boy Advance game “Castlevania: Circle of the Moon,” and audio for the recurrent music theme “Vampire Killer” are among the other tokens in the collection.
These NFTs, unlike certain non-fungible tokens from gaming firms, will have no in-game utility. They are just memorabilia commemorating the series’ 35th anniversary.
There are 14 separate non-fungible tokens up for sale, and bidders will only be able to purchase one copy of each NFT.
The auction will take place on January 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST and will last four hours.
However, some people have already made offers on the NFTs, which are viewable on OpenSea. So far, bids on items in the series have ranged from 0.005 ETH ($17) to 0.014 ETH ($48).
Konami is one of several game firms interested in NFTs. Ubisoft, Square Enix, Electronic Arts, and GameStop have launched or had tentative plans to introduce NFT products and services.
However, many of those initiatives have been faced with public opposition, owing to both the perceived environmental cost of blockchain mining and the excessive hype surrounding NFTs.
Konami has already faced some criticism for its NFT ambitions, with critics drawing parallels to the company’s recent and controversial turn toward pachinko machines. However, no organized resistance appears to exist, and Konami nonetheless looks to proceed with the NFT sale.
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