KONAMI CELEBRATES 35 YEARS OF CASTLEVANIA WITH LAUNCH OF NFT COLLECTION
Includes 14 artworks, such as game scenes, music, and newly drawn visuals, from the Castlevania series
Konami Digital Entertainment, B.V. today announced the upcoming launch of the KONAMI MEMORIAL NFT collection, featuring 14 unique artworks from the Castlevania series, celebrating the iconic brand’s 35th anniversary.
The artworks consist of game scenes, background music (BGM), and newly drawn visuals from across the series’ history. The full collection will be put up for worldwide auction on the popular marketplace OpenSea from January 12, 22:00 (UTC)*. Details of all 14 artworks and the auction itself will be published soon via the official website: https://www.konami.com/games/memorial-nft/
*Start time is approximate.
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.
In recognition of 35 years of whip-cracking and vampire slaying, KONAMI has recently released Castlevania Advance Collection for PC and consoles, featuring three classic Game Boy Advance titles, and Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, an action-packed deep dive through stories past, for Apple Arcade.
Looking to the future of the Castlevania series, we will continue to support the titles currently available, while also assessing new opportunities for titles that will meet and exceed player expectations.
Selection of KONAMI MEMORIAL NFT Artwork:
Castlevania – Dracula’s Castle Pixel Art
Original pixel art, newly drawn for this collection. The art is based on the Dracula’s Castle map that appears in the original Castlevania game, with the corresponding stages and creatures added to relive the action.
Castlevania – Vampire Killer
The iconic music track from the opening level (Block 1) of the original Castlevania, presented as a video with numerous in-game scenes shown.
Castlevania – Highlights
A highlight movie edited with various gameplay footage, focusing on scenes that are most memorable to Castlevania fans. The movie condenses the records of the legendary vampire hunter, Simon Belmont, and his attack on Dracula’s Castle to 3 minutes and 34 seconds.
About Konami Group
Konami Group was established in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems, and Sports Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en.
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as eFootball™, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/