Konami 50th Anniversary Collection Series Announced

on March 20, 2019 by

Konami 50th Anniversary Collection Series Announced

Konami is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, in fact tomorrow, as it was founded on March 21st 1969, and the company have announced the Konami 50th Anniversary Collection series for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC will be coming this year.

 

This series consists of three digital-only collections—Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and Contra Anniversary Collection. Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics is due out first on April 18, followed by Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection in the early summer.

 

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 Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics – April 18th

 

 

It all began here… 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.

 

Game List:
  • – Haunted Castle (1998)
  • – Typhoon (A-JAX) (1987)
  • – Nemesis (Gradius) (1985)
  • – Vulcan Venture (Gradius II) (1988)
  • – Life Force (Salamander) (1986)
  • – Thunder Cross (1988)
  • – Scramble (1981)
  • – TwinBee (1985, Japan-exclusive)
  • – Bonus Book – 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

 

 

Classics that defined the Castlevania series. The first Konami Castlevania Collection is designed to be a completed collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Released as part of the Konami 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre.

 

Game List:
  • – Castlevania (1987, NES)
  • – Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1990, NES)
  • – Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (1991, Game Boy)
  • – Super Castlevania IV (SNES, 1991)
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  • – Bonus Book – Coming Soon

 

Contra Anniversary Collection – Early Summer 2019

 

 

The originator of the run-and-gun genre. 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!

 

Game List:
  • – Contra (1987, Arcade)
  • – Super Contra (1988, Arcade)
  • – Super C (1990, NES)
  • – Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992, SNES)
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  • – Bonus Book – Coming Soon

 

We’ll be getting the Castlevania Collection for sure, regardless of what the remaining titles will be. But what do you think? Will you be grabbing any of these collections? Which are you favourites of the games announced on these collections? Let us know in the comments, or Facebook and Twitter, and check back for more coverage of these and other Japanese titles.

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