Konami’s ‘Castlevania’ artwork NFTs sell for over £115,000

The highest selling piece featured Dracula's Castle

Konami’s first auction of NFTs featured artwork inspired by the Castlevania series to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary, and they’ve been selling for a lot of money.

The Konami Memorial NFT collection features artwork and video clips from the Castlevania series that had been minted into NFTs. This effectively means that only one person can own the piece of artwork, and it can be provably linked back to them.

By 8am on Saturday, January 15, the entire Konami Memorial collection had been sold, with an average sale price of over £8,500 (as reported by VGC).


Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon Artwork
Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon Artwork Credit: Konami

The highest selling NFT was an artwork based on the Dracula’s Castle map, which sold for £19,406.21. Another artwork of Circle Of The Moon was sold for over £12,000, and a 3-minute highlights video featuring footage of gameplay from various Castlevania games was also minted into an NFT and sold for £12,809.

OpenSea, the marketplace that hosted the auction, takes a 2.5 per cent commission from every sale on its website, meaning Konami earned over £114,000 from the auction. However, this number may not be final as Konami can claim ten per cent royalties on any further sales of the artwork.

After the auction’s success, there is a high likelihood that Konami will return with more NFTs to trade. Konami has called the Castlevania artwork the “first” project that it has planned with NFTs.

In other news, God Of War developers responsible for the PC port have explained their decision to put DLSS into the game. “We wanted to address hitting a wide space of machines, so the image scalars basically allow a lot of scalability for the player,” said Steve Tolin of Jetpack Interactive. “Once we put in our own temporal image scaler, then it was okay, now, let’s support the DLSS and the AMD scaler, to basically give players the vast variety of options, to be able to tune it to get that experience that they need.”