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Konami's Anniversary Collection series includes Castlevania and Contra

By Shawn Knight
Mar 20, 2019
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  1. Konami in celebration of its 50th birthday has announced a new anniversary collection series that bundles together many of its iconic arcade and console classics for modern platforms.

    The anniversary collection consists of three offerings. The Arcade classics bundle includes Haunted Castle, Nemesis (Gradius), Vulcan Venture (Gradius II), Typhoon (A-JAX), Life Force (Salamander), Thunder Cross, Scramble and TwinBee. It launches digitally on April 18 priced at $19.99.

    The Castlevania Collection, meanwhile, launches in “early summer 2019” and consists of Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and Super Castlevania IV. Four other titles will also be included although their identity hasn’t been announced yet.

    The Contra Collection is also due out this summer. It’ll feature eight games including Contra, Super Contra, Super C and Contra III: The Alien Wars. The other four games will be revealed at a later date, as will the collection’s price.

    Each bundle will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam and will include a bonus eBook that includes interviews with the development staff, never-before-seen sketches and design documents, behind-the-scenes insights and more.

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  2. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,254   +910

    Contra 3: The Alien Wars and Gradius 3 were all released on SNES and truly helped define the systems. They easily have the best gameplay and soundtracks in the entire franchise.

    I bought a Playstation 3 just so I could have Contra: Shattered Soldier and Gradius V.

    And suddenly...no more releases?

    Where's the Contra and Gradius for this generation? I don't want to buy a Wii:U or a Switch.

    They are wasting so much money and time releasing those boring Metal Gear games, they are letting their classics just die.
    treetops likes this.
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,573   +561

    I found out first hand how crappy flat screen response time is vs the old school 300 fps crt tvs when I bought Mike Tysons Punchout on wii u. I ended up having to play it on my little 24 inch 1 ms lcd monitor.

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