Konami Digital Entertainment, the Japanese multinational company responsible for popular franchises such as Metal Gear and Castlevania, has recently revealed its entry into the web3 realm with a game named Project Zircon. The new venture aims to offer players a unique co-creation experience, leveraging the power of the decentralized web.
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Konami’s blockchain gaming project
Konami filed a trademark for Project Zircon back in March after hiring blockchain experts in late 2022. The new talent was brought in to create a platform where gamers could exchange their in-game NFTs (non-fungible tokens), leveraging the power and transparency of blockchain technology.
It seems that their plan is finally coming to fruition with Project Zircon. According to a statement from the Japanese gaming giant:
“PROJECT ZIRCON represents our debut into the world of web3, designed to harness blockchain technology for a novel customer engagement,”
Project Zircon’s reveal at the Tokyo Game Show
Dedicated social media accounts on Discord and Twitter (X) were unveiled alongside the announcement. Pre-registrations were also made available.
Details are still scarce about Project Zircon, although we know that Zircon is the name of a jewel in the Castlevania series. A comprehensive reveal is slated for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2023, set for September 21.
With NFT trading at its core, “Project Zircon” promises a fusion of classic gaming and cutting-edge blockchain tech. Konami envisions a future where rich content can be enjoyed across numerous devices and playstyles:
“Our commitment is unwavering – integrating the latest in web3 to deliver diverse and delightful experiences to our customers,”