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In celebration of the 50th year of Konami!

Konami is turning 50 this year and they have just the treat for their fans. As part of their celebration, their bringing the Castlevania Anniversary Collection to the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC (via steam).

Just a quick refresher, Castlevania is one of the pioneers of the platformer genre, even creating its own genre, “Metroidvania”, during the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night era.

Majority of the series’ titles maintained the side-scrolling action platform system but some did have RPG elements, exploration, and nonlinear gameplay. The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is composed of eight classic titles from the series:

  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Kid Dracula
  • Castlevania the Adventure

The collection will solely be a digital download and will be available come May 16th. This is actually the second collection of a three-part celebration from Konami. The first one was the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection and the last is the Contra Anniversary Collection, which is currently still in the works.

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