Just a quick reminder that Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection is releasing today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC (Steam). This collection comes loaded with several classic titles, games that I enjoyed in my youth. The collection is priced at $19.99.
Included are eight games, Castlevania, Castlevania II, Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IV, Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy), Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Game Boy), Castlevania: Bloodlines, and Kid Dracula. I’m sure many of us have played most, if not all of these games. Well, except for Kid Dracula, it was rather obscure. I’m a bit sad that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night isn’t included, because it needed to be. One of the most recognizable Castlevania titles out there, and it’s missing from the collection. As my friend would say, Nani?
However, that’s not all! Yesterday, May 15, Konami dropped a bombshell and stated that the Castlevania Anniversary Collection will also see future content. Content in the form of the Japanese edition of the games, “shortly after launch”. These updates will also be free.
Lastly, important news: we heard your calls and Konami will add Japanese title variants as a free update shortly after launch. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!
Now, you may be wondering what the difference is and to be honest there really isn’t. The main differences here are cosmetic, as some of the games were censored in the past and changed blood from a red color to a green one. While others have items named differently, different music and other visual differences. Though, if you’ve never played or seen the Japanese versions, you really wouldn’t have known about these changes.
I can’t wait to dive into this and relive my childhood. Especially with Castlevania III and Super Castlevania IV. I must have played those games a million times. What about you? Are you excited about this collection?