Konami marks 50th anniversary with Castlevania, Contra and Arcade Classics collections

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Konami has announced that it will celebrate its 50th anniversary by releasing three collections of games from its back-catalogue, entitled Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection.

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection will be the first to arrive – available digitally only for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch (the other two collections will be available in the same formats). It will be released on April 18 priced at €19.99 and will consist of the games Haunted Castle, Typhoon, Nemesis (aka Gradius), Vulcan Venture (aka Gradius II), Life Force, Thunder Cross, Scramble and TwinBee.

Konami says that the Castlevania and Contra Anniversary Editions will be released in: “Early summer 2019”. It adds that: “The Contra Anniversary Collection will bring classic Contra titles previously released on arcade and console units including Contra (arcade version), Super Contra (arcade version), Super C, Contra III: The Alien Wars and more.”

It continues: “The Castlevania Anniversary Collection will contain titles from the series including Castlevania, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge with more to be announced.”

For more information, visit Konami’s 50th Anniversary Collections website.