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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Update Will Add Japanese Versions For Free

Konami has revealed that a post-launch update to the Castlevania Anniversary Collection will add “Japanese title variants” for free – news that has come in response to community feedback.

“Lastly, important news: we heard your calls and Konami will add Japanese title variants as a free update shortly after launch. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!” Konami Digital Entertainment brand manager Benjamin Kinney confirmed on the PlayStation Blog.

“For fans and new players alike, the Castlevania Collection is an exciting and special window into the history of gaming. Players will learn patience and when to time their jumps. There is a tempo to the gameplay, with enemy patterns to memorize and buttons to mash at just the right time. Be patient and remember; Dracula is immortal, and he is waiting for you.”

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection has seen developer M2 adapt eight games from the action-adventure gothic horror series for modern consoles, including Castlevania (1986), Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1987), Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1989), Castlevania The Adventure (1989), Kid Dracula (1990), Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (1991), Super Castlevania IV (1991), and Castlevania Bloodlines (1994).

Castlevania Anniversary Collection will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on May 16th, priced at £15.99 ($19.99).

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