Category PS4 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Apr 18, 2019 at 10:08 PM       1,660       3            
It's Konami's 50th anniversary this year, and today their Digital Entertainment Senior Public Relations Specialist Tommy Williams announced they're bringing some retro games to PS4 including Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection (out now on PS Store), Contra Anniversary Collection and Castlevania Anniversary Collection arriving this May 16th on PlayStation Store. <3

To quote from their official announcement: In addition to the already announced Castlevania, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge and Super Castlevania IV, the four titles completing the collection are:
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
Released over 25 years ago, Castlevania Bloodlines has been a sought-after classic by retro game collectors worldwide and now will be playable on a PlayStation console for the first time ever. Castlevania Bloodlines follows main protagonist John Morris, and is one of the few times a Castlevania game did not include a member of the Belmont Family.
  • Kid Dracula
Kid Dracula is a rare gem in the Castlevania Anniversary Collection. Since its original release in 1990 as Boku Dracula-kun in Japan, Kid Dracula is a cute and light-hearted take on the Castlevania franchise and is rumoured to be one of the first times we meet Galamoth, better known as one of the bosses in Symphony of the Night.
  • Castlevania the Adventure
Originally released in 1989, Castlevania the Adventure was the very first Castlevania game made for a portable console. As Christopher Belmont, players will experience new experiments in Castlevania gameplay adapted for a handheld console.
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Simon's Quest evolved the gameplay from the original Castlevania, encouraging players to explore Transylvania in search for the scattered pieces of Dracula’s body. The game's soundtrack, specifically is still one of the most recognizable pieces of video game music to this day with its iconic song, Bloody Tears.

I'm sure you'll agree — that's a whole lot of retro Castlevania goodness. We hope you're ready to sink your teeth into all eight of theses classics when the Castlevania Anniversary Collection launches as a digital exclusive at PlayStation Store on May 16.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection PS4 Launch Trailer
Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Hits PS4 on May 16th.jpg



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I prefer the list for 50th anniversary:
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow 1
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
  • Castlevania Requiem
  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate re-release
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines (SEGA Genesis only but for Stream/XBOX one/PS4 and Switch - perfect)
Those are best list should be for Nintendo Switch/PS4/ XBOX one/ and Stream.



I know there are a lot of other great Castlevania games in the series, but I'm super stoked for Castlevania III. Put so many hours into that game as a kid.
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