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Konami hosting Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Contra Anniversary Collection, and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection sale on the Switch eShop

Great deals on a ton of titles

Konami is offering up some great deals on their Collection titles for Switch. From now until Jan. 21st, 2021, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Contra Anniversary Collection, and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection are all priced at $5. These collections are usually priced at $20 each, so this is a considerable drop! You can see the titles in each collection below.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

- Castlevania
- Castlevania II Simon’s Quest
- Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse
- Super Castlevania IV
- Castlevania The Adventure
- Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Kid Dracula (never released in English before)

Contra Anniversary Collection

- Contra (Arcade)
- Super Contra
- Contra (NA)
- Contra (JP)
- Super C
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Operation C
- Contra Hard Corps
- Super Probotector Alien Rebels
- Probotector

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

- Scramble
- TwinBee
- Nemesis (also known as Gradius)
- Salamander (also known as Life Force)
- Typhoon (also known as A-Jax)
- Haunted Castle
- Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II)
- Thunder Cross

Notable Switch eShop sales in NA/EU (Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Outlast, Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition)

Can't beat these deals!

There's always big sales going down on the Switch eShop, and we've got three different titles that you can get for considerably less than the usual asking price.

First up is Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition, which is normally priced at $25. You can snag the game right now for 90% off, making it just $2.49. This deal is available in North America and Europe.

Next up is Outlast: Bundle of Terror and Outlast 2. Both titles are running discounts in North America and Europe. Outlast: Bundle of Terror is normally $25, but you can get it now for $6.24. Outlast 2 is usually priced at $30, but it's available for $7.49 right now.

Finally, we have a sale on the Castlevania Anniversary Collection. This deal is only available in Europe for the time being. The collection is normally priced at £15.99, but for a limited time, you can snag it for £3.99.

Konami fully details latest patches for Contra/Arcade Classics/Castlevania Anniversary Collections

More than just Japanese versions

Earlier today we made mention of patches available for both the Contra Anniversary Collection and Castlevania Anniversary Collection. Today Konami follows up that news with confirmation of a patch for the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection as well, and full details on what the patches provide outside of Japanese versions of games.

Following the surprise launch of the Contra Anniversary Collection last week, Konami Digital Entertainment, B.V. today announced details and the release of a patch for all three Anniversary Collections – Arcade Classics, Castlevania and Contra – that adds the option to play Japanese versions of numerous titles.

The free patch for the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the Contra Anniversary Collection is available to download on all platforms today.

In addition to the Japanese versions detailed below, the patch also includes the frequently requested Button Remapping feature for the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection, plus minor bug fixes for Arcade Classics and Castlevania.

Japanese versions that will be added are:

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Japanese Product Name

Gradius (Arcade) Salamander (Arcade) A-JAX (Arcade) Akumajō Dracula (Arcade) Gradius II: Gofer no Yabō (Arcade) Thunder Cross (Arcade)

English Product Name

Nemesis (Arcade) Life Force (Arcade) Typhoon (Arcade) Haunted Castle (Arcade) Vulcan Venture (Arcade) Thunder Cross (Arcade)

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Japanese Product Name

Akumajō Dracula (Famicom) Akumajō Densetsu (Famicom) Akumajō Dracula (Super Famicom) Dracula Densetsu (Gameboy) Dracula Densetsu II (Gameboy) Vampire Killer (Mega Drive) Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Famicom) Plus Japanese scans for Bonus eBook

English Product Name

Castlevania (NES) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES) Super Castlevania IV (SNES) Castlevania: The Adventure (Gameboy) Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Gameboy) Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) Kid Dracula (NEW)

Contra Anniversary Collection

Japanese Product Name

Contra (Arcade) Super Contra: Alien no Gyakushū (Arcade) Super Contra (Famicom) Contra Spirits (Super Famicom) Contra (Gameboy) Contra The Hard Corps (Mega Drive) Plus Japanese scans for Bonus eBook

English Product Name

CONTRA (Arcade) SUPER CONTRA (Arcade) SUPER C CONTRA III: THE ALIEN WARS OPERATION C CONTRA: HARD CORPS

All announced Anniversary Collections are part of KONAMI’s 50th anniversary celebration and compiles titles from its beloved franchises and retro games. Packaged together with Bonus Book extras, these digital exclusive collections provide a comprehensive look in to each game’s history and beginnings.

Updates now available for both Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection

Japanese versions now available

Konami has just updated both the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection. These updates include the Japanese versions of the games, which Konami said they'd be adding soon. These titles are listed in a separate menu via the main game selection screen, under the artbook option.

Thanks to Marl0 and Nicolauscamp for the heads up!

Digital Foundry - Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection Series Retrospective

How does this collection compare to the originals?

In this episode, John explores the recently released Castlevania Anniversary Collection checking out each and every game included. What did each installment bring to the table and how do they hold up today? And how about the emulation quality? Watch to find out!

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - another round of gameplay

Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the Castlevania legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - footage of all 8 games

Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the Castlevania legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - another batch of screens

Check out more screens here

For fans and new players alike, the Castlevania Collection is an exciting and special window into the history of gaming. Players will learn patience and when to time their jumps. There is a tempo to the gameplay, with enemy patterns to memorize and buttons to mash at just the right time. Be patient and remember; Dracula is immortal, and he is waiting for you.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - launch trailer

Worth it for Bloodlines alone!

This KONAMI Castlevania Collection is designed to be a collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy. Released as part of the KONAMI 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection to get updated with Japanese game versions via post-launch update

Give me that VRC6 Castlevania III!

The Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection hits Switch tomorrow, bringing 8 classic Castlevania games with it. For those who grab the collection, you'll be happy to know that an update is on the way. Sometime after launch, Konami will updated the collection with the Japanese versions of these games. No word on when that update will be available specifically.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

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