A truly impressive collection.
Limited Run Games is the biggest name in limited, collectible editions of physical video games, and there’s a good reason why: they’re the absolute best doing it at the moment. And if the recent versions of Castlevania Anniversary Collection Limited Run just revealed are any indication of what we can expect from them in the future, it’s hard to see that changing any time soon.
Limited Run announced that the Castlevania Anniversary Collection would be getting this treatment a while ago, but they only revealed what the editions would actually look like yesterday. The collection will be available in four editions, Standard, Classic, Bloodlines, and Ultimate, and will be available for pre-order on PS4 and Switch on May 14th at 10 AM ET.
The Standard Edition comes with the eight game collection on disc or a cartridge and a full-color manual and is priced at $34.99. The Classic Edition adds a throwback NES-style box with metallic silver ink and features cover artwork from legendary Koanmi cover artist Tom duBois, an NES-style dust sleeve, a physical soundtrack with tracks from the collection on CD, and a reversible 18 x 24 inch poster. That edition retails for $59.99. The Bloodlines Edition swaps the NES-style box with a Genesis-style clamshell case, but is otherwise the same as the Classic Edition and retails for $59.99.
If you just can’t get enough Castlevania, you can opt for the Ultimate Edition. This version includes everything from the previous editions while adding a physical The History of Castlevania: Book of the Crescent Moon book, a miniature replica box collection with a box for each of the collection’s eight games, three retro box art prints, a Castlevania logo enamel pin, a steelbook case, and a shadow box that feature duBois’ artwork and lights up and plays music. The Ultimate Edition retails for $174.99.
WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT TO HAVE A CURSE.
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection slays on Switch & PS4 with Standard, Classic, Bloodlines, and Ultimate physical editions!
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) April 29, 2021