Konami announced a series of video game collections coming out this year to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. There were 3 collections announced: Arcade Classics (https://www.konami.com/games/50th/ac/arcade/us/en/) Scramble (1981) Gradius (1985) TwinBee (1985) Life Force (1986) A-JAX (1987) Gradius II (1988) Haunted Castle (1988) Thunder Cross (1988) Castlevania (https://www.konami.com/games/50th/ac/castlevania/us/en/) * Update released on June 18 added the Japanese versions to the collection. Castlevania (1987, NES) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1988, NES) Castlevania: The Adventure (1989, GB) Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990, NES) Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (1990, FAMICOM) Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (1991, GB) Super Castlevania IV (1991, SNES) Castlevania: Bloodlines (1994, Genesis) Contra (https://www.konami.com/games/50th/ac/contra/us/en/) Contra (1987, Arcade) Contra (1988, NES) Contra (1988, FAMICOM) Super Contra (1988, Arcade) Super C (1990, NES) Operation C (1991, GB) Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992, SNES) Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (1992, SNES PAL) Contra: Hard Corps (1994, Genesis) Probotector (1994, Mega Drive) Arcade Classics has a release date of April 18, while the other 2 are scheduled for "Early Summer 2019." Each collection will be available digitally for $19.99 and also include an e-book containing interviews, design documents, history, and soundtrack selections. Seems odd to me that they would include Belmont's Revenge over Simon's Quest in the Castlevania collection. Perhaps it is one of the unannounced titles. I guess Konami are going to continue to milk peoples' nostalgia. How's that pachinko business strategy going? EDIT: Changed Salamander to the English release name Life Force. EDIT2: Added full Castlevania lineup. Release date is May 16. EDIT3: Added full Contra lineup. No released date announced as of May 29. EDIT4: Content update for Castlevania was released on June 18 and added the Japanese versions of each game in a bonus menu.