The Castlevania series is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, Konami is launching new Castlevania themed NFTs. The “Konami Memorial NFT” program, as it is called, begins with an auction starting January 12.
14 items are for sale, including popular scenes from Pixel Art Games. The NFT page states that some NFTs include “newly created” art from the Castlevania series.
The auction itself is taking place on OpenSea, which presents itself as the largest NFT marketplace on the Internet. The auction will end at 9pm ET on January 14, at which time the highest bidders will take home their digital prizes.
In frequently asked questions, Konami says that none of the Castlevania NFTs will be resold with the same accurate data, but “similar” ones focused on the same game could be resold in the future. . “
Coming to the NFT market is no surprise, as Konami President Kimihiko Higashio said in a statement that technologies such as NFTs have helped the video game market “come alive with innovative new ways to enjoy games”. Will do
Konami is not alone in testing the water of NFTs. Ubisoft recently announced its line of NFTs, Ubisoft Quartz, while Take-To and Electronic Arts executives are also big fans of NFTs.
“If you believe in the physical goods that are collected, I don’t know why you wouldn’t believe in the digital goods that are collected,” said Strauss-Kahnlink of Tech2. “And blockchain permission, which is really NFT, is a way – not the only way – to verify the fact that something is unique.”
NFTs have a bad rap, Zelnick said, because some have sold for big markup – but that doesn’t represent what NFTs really are, as Zelnick sees it. “NFTs, because they belong to the blockchain as thought at the time and because some have made a lot of money, there is another opportunity for some people to invest in this speculation that some think I’ll just go up. And speculation doesn’t just go up; it comes down, “he said.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson, speaking on NFTs during a recent company earnings call, said NFTs could be another way to “add value” to EA games.
“I think the play-to-earn or NFT conversation is still, really, very early, and there’s a lot of talk involved,” Wilson said. “I think it’s going to be an important part of the future of our industry.
Critics of NFTs also have their say, citing issues such as their impact on the climate, as well as concerns about sustainability and volatility. For more, see GameSpot’s guide to everything you need to know about NFTs.