Konami has announced that the Castlevania Anniversary Collection will also introduce the Japanese versions of the games in the collection, the latter will be added soon via a free update.
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is now available in digital format on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, the package includes eight classic games from the series released on 8 and 16-bit consoles, as well as a Game Boy spin-off.
Specifically, the titles included in the collection are Castlevania (1987, NES), Castlevania II Simon’s Quest (1988, NES), Castlevania The Adventure (1989, Game Boy), Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse (1990, NES), Kid Dracula (1990 , Game Boy), Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge (1991, Game Boy), Super Castlevania IV (1991, SNES) and Castlevania Bloodlines (1994, Mega Drive).
As mentioned, the first update will add the Japanese versions of all the games mentioned, without the censorship applied to Western porting. It is not clear when this update will see the light, Konami spoke generically of ” update available shortly after the launch of the game “.