EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – April 18, 2019 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the eagerly anticipated final four games in the first Castlevania Anniversary Collection with Castlevania The Adventure, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania Bloodlines, and Kid Dracula. The full collection, containing eight hit titles in the Castlevania series, will be available starting May 16 at SRP $19.99.
Additionally, the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, with eight retro hit games including Haunted Castle, A-JAX, Nemesis, Vulcan Venture, Salamander, Thunder Cross, Scramble, and TwinBee, is now available through the PlayStation® Store, Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch™ eShop, and Steam for PC at SRP $19.99.
The follow-up to Castlevania, Castlevania: II Simon’s Quest displayed the evolution of the franchise by including RPG elements encouraging world exploration throughout Transylvania. The franchise continued through the 1990s with Castlevania Bloodlines, known for its faster pace and powered-up weapons, departing from the main Belmont clan following blood relative John Morris.
Castlevania The Adventure, released in 1989, was the first game in the franchise made for handheld devices introducing inventive gameplay mechanics for players to explore the world of Transylvania as Christopher Belmont.
Previously unreleased outside of Japan, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection will also include Kid Dracula. Released as Boku Dracula-kun in 1990, Kid Dracula is a cute and quirky spin-off of the Castlevania franchise and is the first official English version of the game to appear from the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The complete list of content for the Castlevania Anniversary Collection will include:
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
Super Castlevania IV
Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge
Castlevania The Adventure
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is part of KONAMI’s 50th anniversary celebration and compiles titles from its beloved franchises and retro games. To bring the Castlevania Anniversary Collection to life, KONAMI partnered with game developer M2 to expertly adapt these classics for modern gaming systems. Packaged together with Bonus Book extras including an interview with Adi Shankar, one of the producers of the animated series, this digital exclusive collection provides an entertaining and comprehensive history of Castlevania’s beginnings.
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is part of KONAMI’s 50th anniversary celebration compiling titles from its beloved franchises and retro games including the Contra Anniversary Collection, coming Summer of 2019.