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Konami Releases Castlevania Anniversary Collection for Switch, PS4, Xbox, and PC

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Releases!

On May 16, 2019 Konami released the Castlevania Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Featuring 7 titles from the hit side-scroller franchise, Castlevania Anniversary Collection features the origins of the legendary series. Notably, this is the first official re-release of Castlevania Bloodlines as well as the debut of the American version of the Famicom title, Kid Dracula. Released only in Japan on the NES, Kid Dracula saw a release in the U.S. exclusively for Game Boy.

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Faithfully showcasing their original visuals, this compilation title boosts a variety of filters and screen ratio options. In addition, you can also use Save States to record your progress and Load as you see fit. However, you can only use one save file at a time.

 

Among the extras featured in this collection is. “The History of Castlevania: Book of the Crescent Moon.” This serves as an artbook and guide that showcases the history of these games. In addition, you’ll find interviews from longtime music composer Michiru Yamane and Netflix Castlevania series producer Adi Shankar.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

I highly recommend playing Super Castlevania IV.

Finally, Konami plans to release the Japanese version of all included titles at a later date. This means playing the Japanese version of Castlevania III, Akumajou Densetsu, which is considered far more forgiving than its American counterpart. It also features the VRC6 sound chip, which boosts the title’s musical quality. You can find a full list of changes here.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Castlevania Anniversary Collection is out now digitally on the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Xbox 360, and Steam. Castlevania is only the first of three Konami collections coming out this year. Keep in mind that Konami will release Contra Anniversary Collection and Konami Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection in the near future as well!

Thank you for reading our Castlevania Anniversary Collection preview. Have you played any of the listed games before? Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Rango has been gaming since 1993. He loves Action/Adventure, JRPG, and Platforming games the most. When he's not writing reviews, he competes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments.

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