The famous Castlevania Advance Collection has been revealed, bringing four classic Castlevania games to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC. It came out today and costs $ 19.99.
The collection brings together three popular games designed for the Game Boy Advance – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow – and in 1995 launched the SNES game Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss (known as Dracula X in the Americas).
Released to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Castlevania series, Advance Collection was co-developed with M2 (the studio behind the well-received Sega 3D Classics ports on 3DS) and Konami promises “the best possible recreation” of the originals. The new ports will also allow you to “record, replay and rewind” gameplay.
It looks like a very complete package, giving players access to a full 71 song soundtrack of all the music in the games, allowing you to create customizable playlists of tracks. An in-game gallery includes never-before-seen artwork, packaging designs, sketches, work-in-progress drawings, and more. The game also comes with an encyclopedia that includes all four games, offering information on enemies, equipment, and more.
All three Castlevania GBA games scored at least a 9/10 in original IGN reviews, with Aria of Sorrow our pick of the group. “Castlevania: Circle of the Moon was a fantastic introduction to the series on Game Boy Advance, and a great launch title,” we wrote in 2003. “Harmony of Dissonance was, and still is, fantastic. Aria of Sorrow is better. . “