Konami enters the NFT bandwagon by selling Castlevania stuff

If you’re totally into buying stuff that you’ll never be able to touch, Konami has got something for you. Starting January 12, 22:00 (UTC), you can squander your cash on Castlevania-themed NFT, potentially making you the proud owner of nothing. Well… I shouldn’t say nothing. Technically, you can claim ownership of a unique non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain. Whoop-dee-effing-doo, am I right?

Still, if you don’t mind owning ones and zeros, you’ll be very welcome to place your bid on some Castlevania memorabilia. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Konami proudly offers 14 unique pieces of artwork based on the blood-sucking franchise. If this has you all curious and giddy, let me show you what’s going under the hammer at OpenSea.

By auctioning off these 14 digital trinkets, Konami has officially entered the realm of blockchain and NFT, following Ubisoft and Square Enix. While everybody seems to have serious concerns, publishers tend to go in balls deep. For instance, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick thinks NFT are nothing to be weirded out about. If you don’t mind paying for physical things, why bitch over digital things? The same goes for EA’s Andrew Wilson, who believes NFTs could be another way to “add value” to EA’s games.

Anywho, it’s pretty obvious that this NFT mumbo-jumbo is carrying on, whether we like it or not. So, if you’re ready to enter the blockchain-train by spending dough on Castlevania data, get ready to bid on it on January 12, 22:00. The auction will be held at OpenSea.