Konami is celebrating the thirty fifth anniversary of its Castlevania collection with a brand new “memorial NFT” assortment.
Extra particularly, the corporate is auctioning 14 NFTs, a few of that are simply static photographs, others which look like movies. You may, after all, view every proper now on their web site – no buy required – however you gained’t have the ability to see how a lot every goes for because the auctions gained’t start till January 12.
“Konami Memorial NFT is a brand new initiative to share content material that has been liked by gamers all around the world, for a few years,” a press launch reads. “As the corporate’s first undertaking on this space and with NFTs and blockchains expertise in its infancy, Konami will proceed to discover new developments and hearken to participant suggestions following this preliminary assortment.”
Konami says the artworks include recreation scenes, background music, and “newly drawn visuals from throughout the collection’ historical past.” The corporate additionally teases the way forward for the Castlevania collection, citing that it’ll “proceed to help the titles at the moment out there, whereas additionally assessing new alternatives for titles that may meet and exceed participant expectations.”
Listed below are a number of of the NFTs Konami will public sale off on January 12 – as for what makes these particular versus different items of artwork and different movies, that is as much as you:
Castlevania – Dracula’s Citadel Pixel Artwork
“Orignal pixel artwork, newly drawn for this assortment. This artwork is predicated on the Dracula’s Citadel map that seems within the unique Castlevania recreation, with the corresponding levels and creatures added to relive the motion.”
Castlevania – Vampire Killer
“The long-lasting music monitor from the opening stage (Block 1) of the unique Castlevania, introduced as a video with quite a few in-game scenes proven.”
Castlevania – Highlights
“A spotlight film edited with numerous gameplay footage, specializing in scenes which can be most memorable to Castlevania followers. The film condenses the data of the legendary vampire hunter, Simon Belmont, and his assault on Dracula’s Citadel to three minutes and 34 seconds.”
Blockchain video games and NFTs have drawn heavy criticism within the business up to now as a result of their half in ongoing environmental injury. The usage of cryptocurrencies, which are sometimes used to buy NFTs, and the mining of mentioned currencies ends in tens of millions of carbon dioxide emissions, damaging Earth’s environment, as reported by The Verge.
For the time being, using cryptocurrencies is basically seen as dangerous to the planet. Ethereum, one of many most-used cryptocurrencies, although, is engaged on one thing it calls “The Merge,” which it says will “begin the period of a extra sustainable, eco-friendly Ethereum.” Solely time will inform how inexperienced Ethereum turns into. Regardless, it appears Konami is ready on embracing NFTs and the blockchain in its close to future.
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