NFT’s had quite a moment in 2021. Many smart investors decided to throw their support behind the non-fungible tokens. There is big money in it too. An estimate from Bloomberg claims that the NFT market surpassed $40 billion last year.
The gaming industry, not surprisingly, has decided to throw its hat in the NFT ring. Ubisoft has done it the biggest with their Quartz program. Square Enix and Electronic Arts have also announced their intentions to get heavily involved.
Now, Konami is getting in the game with an NFT based on the legendary game Castlevania. The Japanese company recently announced:
“Konami Memorial NFT is a new initiative to share content that has been loved by players all over the world, for many years. As the company’s first project in this area and with NFTs and blockchain technology in its infancy, Konami will continue to explore new developments and listen to player feedback following this initial collection.”
The company will be selling their tokens via auctions. The lots, which include caps from a number of different Castlevania games can be viewed here.
One thing that Konami does seem aware of is the likely backlash from the gaming community at large. While NFT’s are popular in many places, the gaming community doesn’t seem to be one of them. When Ubisoft announced their Quartz program via YouTube, the reaction to the video was so severe that the company pulled it off the site.
Konami seems to be aware that many Castlevania fans won’t necessarily be pumped about the new plan. You can see in their initial statement that they plan on listening to gamer feedback.
The decision to press forward by Konami, though, shows that they don’t care much about the reaction of fans. As long as some gamers are willing to buy into their NFTs, there is plenty of money to be made.