There has been so much big news within the gaming world so far in relation to upcoming releases. One of the latest announcements that we have received involves the upcoming release of the Konami Anniversary Collection. For those who do not know next month on April 18th Konami will release a bundle of classic arcade games including Gradius, Gradius II, Life Force, Haunted Castle, Thunder Cross, Scramble, TwinBee and Typhoon. The games just mentioned will be known as Konami’s Arcade Anniversary Collection which will give both retro and contemporary gamers a chance to enjoy some classics from the 80’s and the 90’s.

Speaking of classics Konami will also release Castlevania & Contra Anniversary Collection sometime in the Summer of 2019. So far four out of eight Castlevania games have been confirmed to appear in this upcoming bundle and it includes Castlevania (1986), Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1987), Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1989) along with Super Castlevania IV (1991) from Super NES. As far as Contra Anniversary Collection is concerned titles such as Contra (1987), Super Contra (1988), Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992)are the only confirmed titles thus far. It will be interesting to see what other games appear on both the Castlevania and the Contra Anniversary Collection in the future. But as it currently stands this is wonderful to retro gamers who were huge fans of Konami during the 80’s and 90’s especially considering the fact that the company will be celebrating its 50th birthday.

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