Konami releases Castlevania NFTs to celebrate 35th anniversary

Fans will be able to get their hands on NFTs featuring game scenes, music and new artwork

A PlayStation controller and the Konami Holdings Corporation logo seen in the background                                 
Commemorative NFTs celebrating Konami game Castlevania are being released a year post-anniversary – Photo: Alamy
                                

Castlevania, the gothic horror action-adventure video game developed by Konami, is celebrating its 35th anniversary by issuing the Konami Memorial non-fungible token (NFT) collection.

Castlevania NFTs will be auctioned on OpenSea, said to be the world’s largest marketplace for NFTs. The auction is scheduled to take place from 12-15 January (time zone depending).

The NFTs will feature scenes from the game, background music and newly drawn art from the Castlevania series.

Although the commemorative tokens come out in 2022, Castlevania’s actual 35th anniversary was in 2021 as the game was released in 1986.

Konami president’s NFTs hint

Kimihiko Higashio, president of Konami, had recently told shareholders: “As we move into the future, our business fields will continue to expand with the advancement of electronics such as mobile devices and home game consoles, as well as with the emergence of new distribution platforms that utilize cloud technology.

“With the evolution of technologies such as AI, 5G and NFTs, as well as the increasing recognition of esports as a sporting event, we expect the market to be revitalised by inventive new ways to enjoy games.”

Have your nickname on Konami site

By purchasing a Konami NFT, the owner can have their nickname placed on the Konami website.

Nicknames of the owners of the NFT will be on the site from February 2022 to December 2022, although this period maybe extended.

Tarantino to release Pulp Fiction NFTs despite Miramax dispute

Recently, award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and actor Quentin Tarantino announced that a series of Pulp Fiction NFTs would be auctioned from 17-31 January, despite his quarrel with the Miramax LLC film studios.

Soon after the announcement of the NFTs, the firm filed a complaint with the US District Court Central District Of California regarding alleged breach of contract, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition.

The company is currently seeking damages and compensation, in an amount to be determined at trial, and an injunction preventing alleged violations of Miramax’s rights in and to Pulp Fiction.

However, SCRT Labs, the company behind the Secret Network data privacy platform which powers the NFTs, said: “Tarantino owns the exclusive rights to publish his Pulp Fiction screenplay and the original, handwritten copy has remained a personal creative treasure he has kept private for decades.

“In collaboration with SCRT Labs, Tarantino has turned chapters from this historic document into a one-of-a-kind NFT publication,” they added.

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