Castlevania Anniversary Collection Includes An Unreleased Spin-Off

Castles a-plenty.


Konami has revealed the full set of games to be included in the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and it includes a ton of classics along with one spin-off game officially coming to the west for the first time. It's set to come on May 16 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, priced at $20.

The latest additions that complete the lineup include Castlevania: The Adventure, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Castlevania Bloodlines, and Kid Dracula. That final game was a cute cartoon spin-off that released in 1990, but never outside of Japan. It's often regarded as an overlooked gem, especially since it's been generally difficult to find.

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The Adventure was the franchise's first release on handheld devices, and Simon's Quest introduced RPG mechanics. Bloodlines was a Genesis game that complemented the SNES Super Castlevania IV, which is also in the collection.

Altogether, that makes the game library as follows:

  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Castlevania The Adventure
  • Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Kid Dracula
  • Bonus ebook

The emulation is being handled by M2, and the bonus ebook includes an interview with the animated series producer Adi Shankar.

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