Castlevania Advance Collection Rating Updates; Includes Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow, and Dracula X

The Taiwanese Rating Board revelation of the still unannounced Castlevania Advance Collection has been updated with a new description, revealing the collection to contain Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and Castlevania: Dracula X.

A new image for the collection was also revealed, which you can view below:

Castlevania Advance Collection 1

This compilation is basically confirmed at this point, given not only the Rating Boards and the accompaniment of this new artwork. So all that awaits now is simply an official announcement from Konami, which seems like it could be relatively soon.

There is a new Nintendo Direct presentation occurring tomorrow, and the Castlevania Advance Collection would be fitting, given how the leaked platforms of release included the Switch.

Credit to Gematsu for discovering this vital, updated information.

According to the details from the Australian rating, the developer of the collection is M2. The company is known for working on many projects emulating older titles, having also worked on the Virtual Console and Sega Ages re-releases. In addition, they’ve also worked on the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection.

We’ll keep you updated on future announcements and the latest news on this Castlevania Advance Collection when Konami officially reveals this project and its actual contents. I, for one, can not wait for this hopeful eventual announcement.

UPDATE: The ESRB has now rated Castlevania Advance Collection as T. This description further confirms the presence of 4 games in this compilation. It reads as follows:

“This is a collection of four classic Castlevania games in which players battle monsters and attempt to overthrow Dracula and his minions. From a side-scrolling perspective, players traverse platform environments and use whips, boomerang-like blades, and grenades to kill fantastical creatures (e.g., vampires, demons, harpies, ghouls). Several enemies emit splatters of blood when injured or killed, and some levels/environments contain larger depictions of blood: tears/pools coming from a statue; a bat crushed in a giant’s hand; a figure impaled on a stake. A handful of small female demons/monsters are depicted topless. The word “bastard” appears in the dialogue.”


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