Castlevania

After the Australian Classification Board let the cat out of the bag last week, Konami has now confirmed it is bringing an Anniversary Collection series to the Nintendo Switch eShop.

The line-up includes Arcade Classics, Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection. Arcade Classics will arrive on the Switch eShop on 18th April for $19.99 and the other two collections are scheduled for "early summer" 2019.

Each digital collection contains eight titles, but there are still four titles to be revealed in both the Castlevania and Contra collections. Each one will also include a bonus eBook, packed with information about all of the games.

Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics - April 18th, 2019

Arcade Classics

Games: Haunted Castle, Typhoon (A-JAX), NEMESIS (Gradius), Vulcan Venture (Gradius II), Life Force (Salamander), THUNDER CROSS, Scramble, TwinBee

KONAMI starts its 50th anniversary celebration with this first installment of the Anniversary Collection series of the all-time classics!

This collection includes 8 arcade masterpieces of the 80s, from Nemesis to Haunted Castle.
Experience these KONAMI classics in all their retro glory, now enhanced with modern features.

Also includes a bonus eBook packed with new information about the titles, including interviews with the development staff, behind-the-scenes insights, and sketches and design documents never before revealed to the public!

Castlevania Anniversary Collection - Early Summer, 2019

Castlevania

Games: Castlevania, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Super Castlevania IV

The first Konami Castlevania Collection is designed to be a completed collection around the origins of the historic franchise.

Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy.

Released as part of the Konami 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre.

Contra Anniversary Collection - Early Summer, 2019

Contra

Games: Contra, Super Contra, Super C, Contra III: The Alien Wars

The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of gamers.

Grab power ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your gamer reaction skills to the test.

Alone or with a friend, CONTRA provides hours of nail biting action. In a pinch; make sure you know the code!

Anniversary Collection

Here's a bit more about the entire series:

In celebration with the 50th anniversary since KONAMI was founded, this Anniversary Collection series highlights many of the iconic arcade games and classic console titles that have been loved by fans throughout the years, and are made available on many of the latest platforms. From the shooters to action, these collections are packed with beloved titles that are simple to play and yet addicting to the core.

KONAMI welcomes everyone, from those who were glued to their CRT TVs or the arcade machines back in the day to first-time players, to enjoy a part of our history. All collections will be digital-exclusive and can be downloaded from the various online stores. We give our utmost gratitude to each and every fan from all over the world for playing our games throughout the years!

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[via konami.com]