Konami Anniversary Collection Castlevania Contra Arcade PS4 PlayStation 4

Konami might not be in everyone's good books, but the company has been around for a very long time. This year marks its 50th anniversary, and to celebrate, the publisher has announced a trio of legacy collections coming to PS4 in 2019.

The first to arrive will be Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, a pack that includes eight of Konami's 80s arcade titles. It's due for release on 18th April, priced $19.99. Here's the list of games you'll find in this collection:

  • Haunted Castle
  • Life Force (Salamander)
  • Nemesis (Gradius)
  • Scramble
  • Thunder Cross
  • TwinBee
  • Typhoon (A-Jax)
  • Vulcan Venture (Gradius II)

Konami has also announced Castlevania Anniversary Collection, which is due in "early summer". This will include the original Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, and Super Castlevania, as well as four others yet to be announced.

Lastly, Contra Anniversary Collection has been confirmed. It's also pegged for early summer, and some of the included games have been announced: Contra, Super Contra, Super C, and Contra III: The Alien Wars. Again, more games will be unveiled nearer launch.

Konami also says the Arcade Classics collection will come with an 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." Presumably, this will be the case for all three.

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[source vg247.com, via konami.com]