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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Full Lineup Includes Some Surprises

Get eight classic games for less than $20.

by Dean James

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Konami may be pretty quiet on the brand new game front in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped them from starting to release some collections of classic games. We saw the Castlevania Requiem collection on PS4 exclusively last year followed by the announcement more recently of three collections focused on arcades, Contra, and Castlevania respectively. Just as the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is releasing today, Konami has decided to also reveal the full lineup of games available on the Castlevania Anniversary Collection.

When Konami first announced the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, they announced half of the games in the collection, which included Castlevania for NES, Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge for Game Boy, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse for NES, and Super Castlevania IV for SNES.

The announcement of Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge being included first over the NES game Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was a bit of a surprise, but it showed that we were getting a mix of platforms beyond just console releases.

Now Konami has announced the rest of the games that will be in the collection through the official PlayStation Blog, which includes Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest for NES, Castlevania Bloodlines for Sega Genesis, Castlevania: The Adventure for Game Boy, and most surprisingly Kid Dracula for Game Boy.

Castlevania: The Adventure is actually the first Game Boy game for the series, with the aforementioned Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge being a sequel to it. Kid Dracula on the other hand was actually a spinoff parody game for the series, though the game’s main villain ties directly into the series later as a boss in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection will cost $19.99 and launch on May 16th for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC as a digital exclusive.

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