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Konami's Anniversary Collection to feature some great golden oldies

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Konami is ready to send you off on a trip down memory lane with its announcement of The Anniversary Collection in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the company's founding. The special edition features some of yesterday's biggest games. For $19.99, players will be able to revisit Haunted Castle, Typhoon (A-Jax), Gradius (Nemesis), Gradius II (Vulcan Venture), Life Force (Salamander), Thunder Cross, Scramble and TwinBee.

In celebration with the 50th anniversary since KONAMI was founded, this Anniversary Collection series highlights many of the iconic arcade games and classic console titles that have been loved by fans throughout the years, and are made available on many of the latest platforms. From the shooters to action, these collections are packed with beloved titles that are simple to play and yet addicting to the core.
KONAMI welcomes everyone, from those who were glued to their CRT TVs or the arcade machines back in the day to first-time players, to enjoy a part of our history. All collections will be digital-exclusive and can be downloaded from the various online stores. We give our utmost gratitude to each and every fan from all over the world for playing our games throughout the years!

But that's not all. Konami further announced individual collections from a number of popular franchises. These include Castlevania and Contra. The Castlevania set will even include NES and Gameboy titles. The Castlevania and Contra series will only be available via digital download.

The Anniversary Collection and the other collections will be available for PlayStation 4, XBox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Look for The Anniversary Collection on April 18th for $20. Castlevania and Contra collections will be available in early summer 2019.