Castlevania 35th Anniversary

What better way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of a beloved franchise than with an... NFT auction? Yep, Konami's at it again, and this time, it's managed to piss off people who don't even play video games. The Japanese publisher has announced that it will be holding an auction for a collection of Castlevania NFTs — "unique" digital works from throughout series history.

Said collection features digital goods featuring "game scenes, BGM, and newly drawn art from the series".

This isn't the first time that a gaming company has involved itself with NFTs and it certainly won't be the last. Ubisoft is currently exploring NFTs with in-game items, and Square Enix recently stated its interest in NFTs going forward. Meanwhile, heated debates over the environmental cost of NFTs continue to rumble on, as most people simply wonder what the hell this all means.

It's just the perfect modern Konami move, isn't it? It's been said a million times before, but for a company that holds the rights to so many of gaming's greatest properties, it's a real shame that Konami seems way more interested in doing literally anything other than make new games.

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