Although non-fungible tokens (NFTs) aren’t exactly a necessity during this time, we can’t deny that they have been increasing in popularity as of late. As Castlevania’s 35th anniversary quickly approaches, it appears that renowned Japanese gaming giant Konami will be celebrating it with the Konami Memorial NFT collection.
The new project is expected to feature 14 unique, never-before-seen artworks from the fan-favorite series. What’s more, the collection contains game scenes, background music, and newly-drawn visuals.
The entire collection will be posted for worldwide auction starting this January 13, 2022, at 6 AM (UTC+8) OpenSea, the popular NFT marketplace. Interested fans can expect more details coming soon on the official website.
This event will mark Konami’s first steps into the world of NFTs and blockchain technology. After releasing this initial collection, the company is looking to “explore new developments and listen to player feedback.”
These are some of the pieces you can expect to find in the collection:
- Castlevania – Dracula’s Castle Pixel Art: This is a brand-new original pixel art that Konami drew only for this collection. The piece is based on ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ a map that appears in the first Castlevania game. It also comes with companion stages and creatures to relive the action-packed adventure.
- Castlevania – Vampire Killer: The second piece in the collection isn’t artwork but the iconic musical piece from the opening level (Block 1) of the first Castlevania title. It comes as a video with several in-game scenes displayed.
- Castlevania – Highlights: This NFT comes in the form of a highlight movie reworked with different gameplay footage. It concentrates on the most memorable scenes from the Castlevania franchise. The entire movie abridges the story of the legendary vampire hunter, Simon Belmont, and his incursion against Dracula and Dracula’s Castle, fitting the entire event to only 3 minutes and 34 seconds.
Before announcing the NFT collection, Konami recently released the Castlevania Advance Collection. This collection featured three classic titles from the Game Boy Advance and was remade for PC and console optimization. Not only that, but the company also released Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls for Apple Arcade in 2021.