Happy 50th Anniversary Konami!
Konami Digital Entertainment announced today as part of its 50th anniversary the upcoming release of Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection for current platforms. All collections will be digitally available to download from the PlayStation 4, Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch eShop and Steam for PC.
The Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection will contain eight ported titles with an in-game Bonus Book showing concept sketches from development of all the titles. The game included in this collection are: Haunted Castle, Typhoon (also known as A-JAX), Vulcan Venture (also known as Gradius II), Life Force (also known as Salamander), Thunder Cross, Scramble and TwinBee.
The Castlevania Anniversary will contain titles from the series including: Castlevania, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, and Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge with more to be announced. This collection will also include an in-game Bonus Book.
The Contra Anniversary Collection will bring Contra titles previous released on arcade and console units including Contra (arcade version), Super Contra (arcade version), Super C, and Contra III: Alien Wars with more to come. Like the other two it will also contain and in-game Bonus Book.
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection will be available to purchase Early Summer 2019. Be on the lookout for more info coming soon.