On the occasion of the company's 50th anniversary, Konami plans to release Arcade, Castlevania, and Contra Classic games in the form of three bundles. The 2D arcade sidescrollers are offered on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the respective supplier shops and on Windows PCs via Steam.
The first collection to be released on April 18 is the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, priced at just under 20 euros. It contains eight arcade classics of the 1980s. United are Haunted Castle, Life Force (Salamander), Typhoon (A-Jax), Thunder Cross, Nemesis (Gradius), Vulcan Venture (Gradius 2), Scramble and TwinBee.modern features” be improved. Konami does not go into detail, but it makes sense to have an adequate memory function.
The other two collections will come into digital commerce “early summer”. The Castlevania Anniversary Collection will feature Castlevania and Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse of the NES, Castlevania II: Gamemon's Belmont's Revenge, the Super Castlevania IV released on SNES, and four other unreleased games in the series. From the Contra Anniversary Collection, Contra, Super Contra, Super C and Contra 3 have already been presented as part of the collection.
Part of each collection is also an eBook with background information on games, their creation and the respective series. For more information about the games, visit the Konami product page.