The Australian Classification website just rated Castlevania Anniversary Collection. What are you trying to do, Konami?
I’m going to be honest with you: my heart is going to explode. I was looking for something to write about and then this happens. And trust me when I say that 2019 is being quite a great year in terms of games. But this? This is the equivalent of telling me that I’ve just won the lottery! OK, I’ll try to calm down. I don’t want to become overhyped by the situation. Oh forget it, I’m just going to say it: Castlevania Anniversary Collection is going to be a real thing!
Thanks to the folks at GameXplain, we discovered that the Australian Classification website rated this title today. Even if we don’t know which games will be present in this collection, we know it’s going to be multi-platform. If this means we’ll be able to play Castlevania on the go, I’ll be one happy fellow. We also know that the game was rated with Mild Impact Violence and Themes and Very Mild Impact Nudity. Now, if you think this is when I just say “let’s hope for the best!” and call it a day, you don’t know who are you talking to. After all, I’M THE CASTLEVANIA CRAZY GUY, so let’s start speculating which games this collection might bring to the table!
Now, if we take a look at those things and then we look at the ESRB rating of all Castlevania games, we can discard some already. As there won’t be any mature themes, we can say goodbye to the Lords of Shadows and both PS2 games as well. That leaves us with the Classicvanias and the Igavanias (we can discard the N64 and GB games too because… come on). And all games will come in the same pack such as the Megaman Legacy Collection, so I think we could see more than one Collection.
Let’s just hope Konami doesn’t charge people $60 for a lazy port of Castlevania 1 to 4. I wouldn’t like to face the same experience like the one I faced with Requiem. Oh, and if you want to know why I’m so excited about this, you should check this thing I wrote about Symphony of the Night!