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March 2019 Retro Gaming Article

March 22, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Konami is releasing digital sets of some of it's most iconic games from Castlevania to Contra

Konami's 50th anniversary game sets
I have to applaud Konami for releasing three unique sets each paying tribute to their history.
There are so many "old games being released on "modern" consoles. Konami enters the fray with three collections of games in conjunction with their 50th anniversary - Konami 50th Anniversary Collection. From arcade classics to Castlevania and Contra, we're about bo be inundated with some amazing titles. I love that the two collections focus on single IPs with additional titles to be revealed. Very cool way to celebrate 50 years!

As of this writing, all the games are cited as being "Digital Only" and by early summer will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition to a great collection of games, each set comes with an e-book with additional info about the included titles.

Konami's 50th anniversary Arcade Clasics The Arcade Collection contains eight games: HAUNTED CASTLE, TYPHOON (A-JAX), NEMESIS (Gradius), VULCAN VENTURE (Gradius II), LIFE FORCE (Salamander), THUNDER CROSS, Scramble, and TwinBee.

This set of games will be released on April 18 for $19.99.

Konami's 50th anniversary Castlevania Collection The Castlevania Collection contains eight games: Castlevania (NES), Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (NES), Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy), and Super Castlevania IV (SNES).

Konami's Castlevania Collection is designed to be a completed collection of the origins of the franchise. Four additional games are listed as "coming soon." Hopefully the additional titles will be released soon!

Konami's 50th anniversary Contra Collection As much as I want to play Scramble, this Contra Collection should be awesome. Like the other collections, this one contains eight games: CONTRA, SUPER CONTRA, SUPER C, and CONTRA III THE ALIEN WARS.

Like the Castlevania release, the Contra Collection has an additional four games to be revealed at a later date.

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