Konami Celebrates Their Anniversary With Classic Arcade Collections

Konami 50th Anniversary Collections to be Released for Across Consoles


In celebration of their golden anniversary, Konami Digital Entertainment B.V has announced the release of Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, which will be available across consoles on April 18th, along with Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection, that is set for release early this summer.

The Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection will contain eight classic titles, including Typhoon (A-JAX), Thunder Cross and Vulcan Venture (Gradius II.) The pack will also include an in-game Bonus Book containing concept sketches from the game’s development.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection will consist of titles from the classic Castlevania series, including the original game, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge. More titles are expected to be announced. This pack will also involve a Bonus Book, again containing early developer notes and an interview with producer Adi Shankar.

Konami’s third collection Contra Anniversary Collection will include classic titles from the Contra series, first released over thirty years ago. The Bonus Book for this collection will document the history of Contra and it’s the rise in its popularity.

Konami has promised that all three collections will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam. More information can be found here.

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