Back in June, a rating surfaced from Australian Classification for a Castlevania Advance Collection from publisher Konami and port developer M2, but no platforms were specified. However, Castlevania Advance Collection has now been rated in Taiwan as well, via Gematsu, specifically for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In other words, this unannounced collection is coming everywhere that matters, and that is very good news.
Since Konami has not formally announced the collection exists, we don’t know with absolute certainty what it contains, but it is presumed to contain all three Game Boy Advance entries in the series: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. The latter two were made by Koji Igarashi, who created Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on PlayStation 1 and helmed most of the franchise afterward until leaving to go independent and create Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. However, my favorite of the three was actually Circle of the Moon, because the challenge was so palpable. (It’s a miracle the cartridge survived my rage at dying so much.)
With Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2021 Online occurring next week and Konami scheduled to appear, perhaps Castlevania Advance Collection will be revealed for Nintendo Switch and its other platforms there, especially since the Taiwan rating suggests it must be ready to go. We already know Sega will reveal its new RPG there.