After Ubisoft: Now Konami fans are annoyed with NFTs too

Games company Konami is celebrating 35 years of Castlevania … with NFTs. After the community has been waiting for a new vampire hunter game for years, this is a blow to the pit of your stomach.

Konami celebrates with NFTs

It’s like a birthday present from your aunt that you meet once or twice a year: a sweater in your hate color, much too big and scratchy for that. An NFT auction to mark the 35th anniversary of the Castlevania series is certainly not something fans have wished for or hoped for. However, after Ubisoft’s NFT setback, you might think that the players’ complaints were loud enough. Nothing at Konami!

So the game company that messed up the Metal Gear series and the Silent Hills project PT, surpasses itself again: The announced NFTs consist of 14 artworks, such as game scenes, background music and newly drawn images from the entire Castlevania series. You can find out more about these “one-of-a-kind” digital items on the Konami Official Site. (Source: Konami)

The auction is to be auctioned worldwide from January 12th, at 10 p.m., on the OpenSea marketplace.

Fans are rightly angry. The user writes on Reddit jimmay666: “Should we have expected something else from Konami by now?” The Reddit user Kirimusse sums up the situation appropriately: “Crying while laughing has become a part of the life of Konami fans.” (Source: Reddit)

Is this just the beginning?

So far, no game company has been able to really explain how NFTs make a game better for fans. And yet more and more companies want to jump on the bandwagon.

Ubisoft is a pioneer with its Quartz NFT service. Although the offensive has not yet paid off and the criticism from fans and even its own developers is loud and clear, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot is defending NFTs and wants to stick to the previous plan.

Yosuke Matsuda, President of Square Enix, commends NFTs in an official New Year’s letter. The Japanese game company also wants to focus on NFTs in the future.