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GoNintendo Video - My Parents Play: Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

The parental units dropped in for a visit, which was my chance to lock them in for another episode of Parents Play! This time around, we took a fan request and matched them up against Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge. They check out this Game Boy classic through the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, but do they really stand a chance?

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Animation studio behind the Castlevania Netflix series starts 'For Your Consideration' Emmy campaign

Could it win?

There's no doubt that the Castlevania series on Netflix is one of the best game adaptations of all-time. It's an adaptation done right, and has been met with great reviews from critics and fans alike. That probably has at least something to do with Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the series, starting a 'For Your Consideration' Emmy campaign. This obviously means Netflix is on board as well, as they're the ones who'd have to submit the series for consideration. We'll have to cross our fingers and see what happens!

Konami fully details latest patches for Contra/Arcade Classics/Castlevania Anniversary Collections

More than just Japanese versions

Earlier today we made mention of patches available for both the Contra Anniversary Collection and Castlevania Anniversary Collection. Today Konami follows up that news with confirmation of a patch for the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection as well, and full details on what the patches provide outside of Japanese versions of games.

Following the surprise launch of the Contra Anniversary Collection last week, Konami Digital Entertainment, B.V. today announced details and the release of a patch for all three Anniversary Collections – Arcade Classics, Castlevania and Contra – that adds the option to play Japanese versions of numerous titles.

The free patch for the Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the Contra Anniversary Collection is available to download on all platforms today.

In addition to the Japanese versions detailed below, the patch also includes the frequently requested Button Remapping feature for the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection, plus minor bug fixes for Arcade Classics and Castlevania.

Japanese versions that will be added are:

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection

Japanese Product Name

Gradius (Arcade) Salamander (Arcade) A-JAX (Arcade) Akumajō Dracula (Arcade) Gradius II: Gofer no Yabō (Arcade) Thunder Cross (Arcade)

English Product Name

Nemesis (Arcade) Life Force (Arcade) Typhoon (Arcade) Haunted Castle (Arcade) Vulcan Venture (Arcade) Thunder Cross (Arcade)

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Japanese Product Name

Akumajō Dracula (Famicom) Akumajō Densetsu (Famicom) Akumajō Dracula (Super Famicom) Dracula Densetsu (Gameboy) Dracula Densetsu II (Gameboy) Vampire Killer (Mega Drive) Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Famicom) Plus Japanese scans for Bonus eBook

English Product Name

Castlevania (NES) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES) Super Castlevania IV (SNES) Castlevania: The Adventure (Gameboy) Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Gameboy) Castlevania Bloodlines (Genesis) Kid Dracula (NEW)

Contra Anniversary Collection

Japanese Product Name

Contra (Arcade) Super Contra: Alien no Gyakushū (Arcade) Super Contra (Famicom) Contra Spirits (Super Famicom) Contra (Gameboy) Contra The Hard Corps (Mega Drive) Plus Japanese scans for Bonus eBook

English Product Name

CONTRA (Arcade) SUPER CONTRA (Arcade) SUPER C CONTRA III: THE ALIEN WARS OPERATION C CONTRA: HARD CORPS

All announced Anniversary Collections are part of KONAMI’s 50th anniversary celebration and compiles titles from its beloved franchises and retro games. Packaged together with Bonus Book extras, these digital exclusive collections provide a comprehensive look in to each game’s history and beginnings.

Updates now available for both Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection

Japanese versions now available

Konami has just updated both the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection. These updates include the Japanese versions of the games, which Konami said they'd be adding soon. These titles are listed in a separate menu via the main game selection screen, under the artbook option.

Thanks to Marl0 and Nicolauscamp for the heads up!

Igarashi talks Bloodstained criticism, play-time, franchise hopes, and unfinished work with Castlevania

Igarashi would return to Castlevania, if asked

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is finally coming out later this month. Will it be worth the wait? We certainly hope so, and we'll all find out soon enough.

While we count down those final days, Gematsu sat down with Koji Igarashi to talk a bit more about the project. He covered a number of topics about Bloodstained, and even touched on Castlevania. Check out some snippets from the interview below.

On criticism the game received recently, which was addressed in the latest trailer

Igarashi: “Well, I feel like they had the right to say the things they said, so I apologize.”

Play-through time

Igarashi: “Including some time to get lost, it should take about 10 or more hours.”

On Bloodstained as a franchise

Igarashi: “...I hope Bloodstained will grow as a series. Not only games, but I’d be happy if there would ever be an anime or something.”

On unfinished work with Castlevania

Igarashi: “There are two episodes that we’ve implied but never finished. So I’d like to finish those. ...In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, we implied that Dracula was destroyed in 1999, but no one has yet to tell that story.”

On if Igarashi would return to Konami to make another Castlevania if asked

Igarashi: “Sure.”

Digital Foundry - Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection Series Retrospective

How does this collection compare to the originals?

In this episode, John explores the recently released Castlevania Anniversary Collection checking out each and every game included. What did each installment bring to the table and how do they hold up today? And how about the emulation quality? Watch to find out!

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - another round of gameplay

Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the Castlevania legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - footage of all 8 games

Konami's Castlevania Anniversary Collection traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the Castlevania legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - another batch of screens

Check out more screens here

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.

Konami 50th Anniversary Castlevania Collection - launch trailer

Worth it for Bloodlines alone!

This KONAMI Castlevania Collection is designed to be a collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy. Released as part of the KONAMI 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre.

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