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Former video game giant Konami has announced details of three new retro game collections.

Released throughout 2019 to mark Konami’s 50th anniversary, each collection brings together eight classic games from the company’s illustrious past. The first volume to be released is the Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics, which is out now on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

It will be followed in early summer by the Castlevania Anniversary Collection on May 16, 2019, and Contra Anniversary Collection, both of which feature games released on home and portable consoles as well as the arcades.

Each release will also include a bonus eBook containing new interviews with the development teams, design documents, and concept art.

If each collection is up to the standard of Capcom’s lavish Mega Man retrospectives these should be something to look forward to. Here are the details of the titles currently announced.

Konami Anniversary Collections

Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics – Out Now

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

Castlevania Anniversary Collection – May 16, 2019

  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania Bloodlines
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
  • Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse
  • Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge
  • Castlevania the Adventure
  • Kid Dracula
  • Super Castlevania Ⅳ
  • + a bonus book

Contra Anniversary Collection – TBC

  • Contra
  • Super Contra
  • Super C
  • Contra III The Alien Wars
  • + four more titles to be announced and a bonus book

We’re looking forward to playing Contra again, but in our hearts it will always be called Gryzor. That’s something we probably need to get over.

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