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Konami unveils Castlevania 35th anniversary NFT collection

Company says it will "continue to explore new developments and listen to player feedback"

Konami has announced a set of NFTs to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Castlevania series.

The company is planning to auction off 14 different pieces of artwork from the franchise via NFT marketplace Opensea, starting January 12.

"Konami Memorial NFT is a new initiative to share content that has been loved by players all over the world, for many years," the firm said in a statement.

"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."

Konami is the latest in a line of companies to make an NFT push of late. In a New Year's Letter, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said that blockchain technology will be a "major strategic theme" for the company this year.

Last month, Ubisoft announced its new NFT platform Ubisoft Quartz, but was met with criticism from employees, with some staff calling the news "confusing" and "upsetting."

Back in October, Valve announced that it would not allow blockchain and NFT games to be published on Steam, while Epic Games' CEO Tim Sweeney confirmed that the Epic Games Store is open to the trend, "provided they follow the relevant laws."

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