Konami is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style by releasing a handful of Anniversary Collections for Castlevania and Contra, among others.
Konami has announced the upcoming release of the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection for current gaming platforms that’ll transport players back to the arcade cabinets of times gone by. This collection features eight ported titles as well as an in-game Bonus Book showing concept art for these titles.
The Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection includes:
- HAUNTED CASTLE
- TYPHOON (also known as A-JAX)
- NEMESIS (also known as Gradius)
- VULCAN VENTURE (also known as Gradius II)
- LIFE FORCE (also known as Salamander)
- THUNDER CROSS
This collection launches digitally on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch on April 18.
As well as this collection, Konami has also announced the upcoming launch of The Castlevania Anniversary Collection which comes with Castlevania, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge. Apparently, there’s more to be announced, too.
Finally, The Contra Anniversary Collection will bring the classic title to modern platforms that’ll feature the titles CONTRA (arcade version), SUPER CONTRA (arcade version), Super C, Contra III: THE ALIEN WARS and more.
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection will be available to purchase Early Summer 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch.