Konami has announced that it is preparing to auction 14 non-fungible tokens dedicated to Castlevania. The collection is released in honor of the 35th anniversary of the famous franchise. The auction will start on January 12 of this year.
A unique collection for fans of the cult game
The Japanese company Konami, one of the leading video game developers, has decided to join the NFT world. She announced the launch of a collection of non-fungible tokens dedicated to the famous game Castlevania, which was first released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The collection will go up for auction on January 12, 2022. It coincides with the 35th anniversary of the popular franchise.
14 NFTs were auctioned, including a pixel image of Dracula’s castle, a Game Boy Advance poster. Castlevania: Circle of The Moon “, An audio of the iconic main musical theme”Vampire KillerAs well as scenes from different parts of the game. Tokens will have no value in the game, they are only collectibles for fans of the series.
The auction will begin on January 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST and run for four hours. Some users have already bid on OpenSea. For the moment, the price of NFTs dedicated to Castlevania varies from 0.005 ETH (17 dollars) to 0.014 ETH (48 dollars).
The interest of gaming companies in NFT
Konami has become one of the companies that has shown interest in NFT. She’s about to join Ubisoft, Square Enix, Electronic Arts, and GameStop, which have already launched their own non-fungible tokens and services related to the crypto industry.
Unfortunately, many projects were received negatively by the public. It is assumed that this is due to the environmental costs ofminingblockchain or the exaggeration of the value of NFT. Konami had to face a similar reaction. Critics remembered the launch of the pachinko machines, a device that can best be described as a cross between a pinball machine and a slot machine. These devices are very popular in Japan, where casinos are prohibited.
Still, Konami has no plans to abandon the auction. But SEGA, due to backlash from the public, is ready to abandon plans for the launch of NFT, announced in spring 2020.
Source: Crypto Briefing
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