Konami 50th Anniversary Collection Announced for PC and Consoles

Konami has announced the Konami 50th Anniversary Collection series.

The new series of games is coming to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch – beginning next month.

In total, there are three digital-only collections – Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and Contra Anniversary Collection. The first release is Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics, which is coming first on April 18th. The latter two are coming in early summer.

Here’s a rundown on each collection:

Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics – April 18 for $19.99

Konami starts its 50th anniversary celebration with this first installment of the Anniversary Collection series of the all-time classics! It all began here…

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.

Games Included:

  • Haunted Castle
  • Typhoon (A-JAX)
  • Nemesis (Gradius)
  • Vulcan Venture (Gradius II)
  • Life Force (Salamander)
  • Thunder Cross
  • Scramble
  • TwinBee
  • 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!
    • Game Showcase & Design Documents – Numerous hand-drawn sketches and concept design sheets.
    • Special Selection of Musical Scores – Hand-written scores of several original game music.
    • Development Team Interview – Discover behind-the-scenes stories from designer and programmer.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection – Early Summer 2019

The first Konami Castlevania Collection is designed to be a completed collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Classics that defined the Castlevania series.

Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy.

Released as part of the Konami 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre.

Games Included:

  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge
  • Super Castlevania IV
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  • Bonus Book – Coming Soon

Contra Anniversary Collection – Early Summer 2019

The Contra Anniversary Collection brings this classic Run and Gun franchise back to modern platforms and a new generation of gamers. The originator of the run-and-gun genre.

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!

Games Included:

  • Contra
  • Super Contra
  • Super C
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
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  • Bonus Book – Coming Soon
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