The Australian Classification Board has listed a rating for the Castlevania Advance Collection, suggesting that the Game Boy Advance’s lineup of Castlevania games will be coming to modern consoles.
The rating information was posted on June 18, citing Konami Digital Entertainment as the applicant and publisher, and M2 as the author. Castlevania fans will recognize M2 as the developers who put together the 2019 Castlevania Anniversary Collection, which included a range of games from the NES and SNES Castlevania entries.
The Castlevania Anniversary Collection, while a little barebone, was still an excellent collection, due to both the quality of the games themselves, as well as a few new emulation features which help update the classic games for modern audiences. Along with saving states, the best feature of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is a variety of screen sizes and filters, including CRT scan lines, which helps with making the games look more like they were originally designed to look.
The Castlevania Advance Collection would likely contain all three games on the Game Boy Advance, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.
Circle of the Moon and Aria of Sorrow are often hailed as some of the best games in the Castlevania series. Circle of the Moon was known for being an exceptional launch title for the Game Boy Advance, and Aria of Sorrow is usually referenced as one of the absolute best games for the handheld.