Castlevania Anniversary Collection: Release Date, Games, and News

Konami is celebrating its 50th anniversary by re-releasing 24 of its traditional video games on current-gen consoles. In addition to collections for the Contra collection and Konami’s arcade hits, the corporate can be releasing the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, which can function the collection’ earliest installments. Each assortment will embrace eight video games.

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The video games included within the assortment are: Castlevania (NES), Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest (NES), Castlevania 2: Belmont’s Revenge (Game Boy), Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse (NES), Super Castlevania 4 (SNES), Castlevania: Bloodlines (Sega Genesis), Kid Dracula (Game Boy), and Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy).

The assortment additionally comes with an in-game Bonus Book that features developer notes, idea sketches, and an interview with Adi Shankar, a producer on the animated collection, which was lately renewed for a 3rd season on Netflix. 

While the gathering celebrates lots of the franchise’s traditional titles, it is peculiar that it would not embrace Rondo of Blood or Symphony of the Night, each of which had been lately re-released on the PlayStation Four because the Castlevania Requiem assortment. Bringing these two fan-favorite titles to the remainder of the current-gen consoles would have made good sense. But we’ll simply have to attend a bit longer to play Symphony of the Night on the Nintendo Switch. 

We lately ranked the perfect Castlevania video games ever made. Unsurprisingly, lots of the video games on our checklist are included within the new anniversary assortment. Other titles we rank amongst Castlevania‘s greatest are Curse of Darkness, Lords of Shadow, Order of Ecclesia, and Aria of Sorrow. Perhaps Konami will re-release these at a later date.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection is ready to launch digitally on May 16 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and on PC. It’ll set you again $20. We’ll preserve you up to date as we hear extra!

John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9

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