After weeks of rumors, Castlevania Advance Collection will launch for Nintendo Switch later today. Like its name suggests, it consists of three original games released on the Game Boy Advance: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. It also has features Castlevania: Dracula X, an SNES title based on Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
The circle of the moon marked the debut of the iconic Castlevania series on the Game Boy Advance in 2001. Harmony of Discord followed in 2002 and Aria of Sorrow in 2003. The three titles were popular enough for them to re-release on the Wii U in 2014. However, Castlevania Advance Collection will be their first time coming to the newer console.
M2, a studio that has collaborated with Konami in the past on Castlevania Commemorative Collection, is processing the new GBA collection. This includes the implementation of newly announced rewind, quick save and button mapping options to improve gameplay for new players. Regional versions of the game, along with a collection of never-before-seen artwork, also add to the deal.
Castlevania was one of the most iconic stages from the early 2000s. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night especially imprinted in the minds of gamers with a blend of platforming and RPG elements. It even inspired part of the term “Metroidvania””- a kind of platform adventure game. It’s a different protagonist most of the time, though the vampire-filled supernatural setting remains the same. Count Dracula haunts the world, whether he appears in that particular game or just influences it in history.
Castlevania leaked weeks before the official announcement at the recent Nintendo Direct. Follow it ESRB . Rating, Castlevania Advance Collection will also come PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in the future. Konami has yet to announce it.