Castlevania Advance Collection Leaked Via The Australian Ratings Board?


A story popped over at GameSpot saying that a Castlevania Advance Collection may be on the way. The source? A page on the Australian government’s website. Yes. Since Australia is strict on their game, there’s a government entity that rates each title that comes into the country.

If you’re a gamer, that’s one country you’d dislike living in. The games being censored or banned just because of digital violence and boobs? Ugh.


Back on the topic at hand. The rating page showed a title called Castlevania Advance Collection. It does not list which system, how many titles, or a release date. But, at least we know that the thing is most likely real.

Here’s what appears on the page, just in case it disappears:

Australian Government

Mild sex and ever milder nudity? How does that work? Fantasy violence is at a moderate level. I haven’t played a Castlevania game on the GameBoy Advance for almost twenty years. So, I can’t tell you how accurate this rating system is.

Regardless, the big story here is we’ll be getting another Castlevania Collection!


Considering the first Anniversary Collection had eight titles in all, it would be weird for this one to be limited to just the following three:

  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

If I had to guess, Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood would be thrown in to make the overall release feel a bit more robust. Though most of those three games are great, I wouldn’t necessarily pick it up as is.

Check out Top Hat Gaming Man’s video where he looks at all the portable versions of Castlevania, from the GameBoy to the 3DS.

Which titles are you hoping to see in the Advance Collection? Should the N64 titles be included? Let us know in the comments.

[Source: GameSpot]

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