Murmurs of a Castlevania Advance Collection have been circulating for months, with a listings rating first appearing in Australia earlier this year. Rumoured to include three games in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, a fourth episode will reportedly be included.
This new leak comes to us from the Entertainment Software Rating Board, where the package has been rated for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The ESRB also updated the image associated with the game, which serves as the cover photo for this article.
Castlevania Advance Collection Has Been Rated For Consoles, Dracula X Included
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 “b******” appears in the dialogue.
With Nintendo Direct set to occur tonight, it is possible that the collection might receive an official announcement alongside a trailer. However, we will inform you of any updates.