Castlevania Anniversary Collection Update Adds Select Japanese Versions

Konami has brought fans a number of alternate versions of its classic titles, along with bug fixes and button remapping.

By Chris Morse

Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection has been available for a month or so now and, as the publisher originally promised, a free update has just been released that features the Japanese versions of select titles from the release. In case you missed it, this collection includes eight classic Castlevania games and was put together to celebrate Konami’s 50th anniversary in business.

In addition, the update also includes a popularly-requested feature in button remapping as well as various bug fixes. In regards to the Japanese versions being added to the collection, it looks like the only game being left out is Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. See below for the update’s new additions.

Castlevania (1986) > Akumajō Dracula (Famicom)

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1987) > No Japanese version

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (1989) > Akumajō Densetsu (Famicom)

Castlevania the Adventure (1989) > Dracula Densetsu (Gameboy)

Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (1991) > Dracula Densetsu II (Gameboy)

Super Castlevania IV (1991) > Akumajō Dracula (Super Famicom)

Kid Dracula (1993) > Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Famicom)

Castlevania Bloodlines (1994) > Vampire Killer (Mega Drive)

Japanese scans for the digital bonus book are also included.

The free update for the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is out now, so get it downloaded and enjoy these titles as they were originally meant to be played. As usual, stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the Castlevania franchise.

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Chris Morse

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