Castlevania, Contra, and Konami arcade collections are coming to all platforms this summer

In celebration of Konami's 50th anniversary, today the company announced three collections of classic games which will bring dozens of Castlevania, Contra, and arcade classics to PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam), and Nintendo Switch early this summer. 

Here are all the games included in each collection: 

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

  •  Castlevania 
  •  Castlevania 2: Belmont's Revenge 
  •  Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse 
  •  Super Castlevania 4 
  •  Four currently unannounced games 

Contra Anniversary Collection 

  •  Contra 
  •  Super Contra 
  •  Super C 
  •  Contra 3: The Alien Wars 
  •  Four currently unannounced games 

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

  •  Haunted Castle 
  •  Typhoon (A-JAX) 
  •  Nemesis (Gradius) 
  •  Vulcan Venture (Gradius 2) 
  •  Life Force (Salamander) 
  •  Thunder Cross 
  •  Scramble 
  •  TwinBee 

The Arcade Classics collection will also come with an ebook "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." The Castlevania and Contra collections will come with ebooks of their own, presumably filled with similar details. Interestingly, the Castlevania ebook will also feature input from Adi Shankar, a producer on the excellent Castlevania Netflix anime. 

The Arcade Classics collection will release on April 18, 2019, while the Contra and Castlevania collections are scheduled for early this summer. Price points for the latter two collections have not been announced, but I'd wager they'll be close to the $20 price of the arcade collection. All three collections will only be available digitally. 

Let's hope the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is better than the rubbish Castlevania Requiem Collection

Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for the likes of PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and he's been with GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a senior writer is just a cover up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news and the occasional feature, all while playing as many roguelikes as possible.