Konami Announce And Release Castlevania Advance Collection, Available Now On Consoles And Pc
Four well-loved titles from the series’ popular back-catalog have been re-released for fans to enjoy all over again
Konami Digital Entertainment revealed during this week’s Nintendo Direct that Castlevania Advance Collection is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The collection features some of the most highly regarded fan-favorite titles in the Castlevania franchise series, including Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Additionally, the collection will feature a special fourth bonus title: the 1995 SNES game Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss (also known as ‘Dracula X’ in the Americas).
The Development team for Castlevania Advance Collection at Konami Digital Entertainment commented, “We wanted more people to be able to experience the Castlevania series – in particular, the action/adventure titles as they are all masterpieces that can still be enjoyed today. We recognized that there were few titles that could actually be played on today’s consoles, so we began creating Castlevania Advance Collection. We decided to make this release a multiplatform launch so that as many people as possible could enjoy these titles on their consoles.
The Castlevania series is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, thanks to the support of its many fans and, of course, all of the people involved in its creation. The production team is honored to be able to work on this series and we will continue to strive to make Castlevania well-known and played by as many people as possible. Thank you for your continued support of this series!”
In addition to having access to these four timeless classics, Castlevania Advance Collection offers players new features to enhance their gameplay experience. For the music lovers, players will have immediate access to all the iconic Castlevania soundtracks in each game, including the hidden ones, for a total of 71 songs. Players can even create their own customizable playlists to listen to their absolute favorites on repeat. Fans will also get to see behind-the-scenes content via the in-game gallery which features sketches and work-in-progress drawings. Never-before-seen art, as well as scanned package designs, will be a particular point of interest for long-time fans of the franchise.
For the completionists, Castlevania Advance Collection comes equipped with an encyclopedia of data relating to the four titles, including information on enemies, equipment, items, and more. To ensure that no area or enemy goes unchecked, players will be able to record, replay and rewind their gameplay whenever they see fit. Finally, M2 Co., Ltd., was utilized to deliver top-notch gameplay emulation to these franchise classics, ensuring the best possible recreation for fans. Whether a returning fan or completely new to the franchise, all players can enjoy these new features and discover something new about Castlevania!
Castlevania Advance Collection is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, for €19.99/£15.99 RRP, digital-only. The game is also compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
The game is available globally and supports the English and Japanese languages. KONAMI has also created Video and Screenshot Posting Guidelines for individual customers, which can be read here: