Konami Revealed CONTRA, CASTLVANIA And ARCADE Anniversary Collections!
Konami is here for 50 years and what games the company produced over the years! Konami is the largest game developer with hit arcade games, astonishing horror games, the greatest stealth espionage action franchise and the most awesome line of vampire hunters know in history, down to a company that has become a stain in the world of gaming. Not only has Konami barely released any games for consoles this generation, but the ones they have released have also been extremely lackluster and probably franchise killing.
Now, Konami has announced for its 50th Anniversary that it will be getting out a trio of game compilations. First up is the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection launching on April 18 for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. The compilation will include classics like A-Jax, Gradius, Gradius II, Haunted Castle, Salamander, Scramble, Thunder Cross, and Twin Bee. The compilation will also include a digital art book that mixes sketches and design notes on the added titles. the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection will launch for just 20 bucks.
The next game collection set for release is the Castlevania Anniversary Collection. A leaked rating board classification already turned us on to the existence of this game so it’s a pleasure to hear about it. The collection will bring together Castlevania and Castlevania III from NES, Castlevania II: Belmonts’s Revenge from Gameboy, and Super Castlevania IV from SNES. Other games will also be included but have not been revealed at the moment and we will be updating you once we get to know. We also gleaned from the leaked rating that one of the included games could potentially be one of the Lords of Shadows games from Mercury Steam. regardless the known lineup is still pretty great and the compilation will also include a digital artbook like the Arcade collection. Castlevania Anniversary Collection will be out in early summer for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.
The last revealed compilation is the Contra Anniversary Collection which is also planned to release in early summer for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. The upcoming compilation will collect together Conta and Super Contra from their original arcade release, Super C from NES, and Contra III: The Alien Wars from SNES. Like the Castlevania collection, there are more games that will be included in this release that has yet to be revealed. Fingers crossed.