I have many, many fond memories of playing Konami’s Castlevania series on the Nintendo Entertainment System in my youth. To be honest there are also some not so pleasent recollections of spending a shocking number of weekends when I should have been studying trying to defeat the evil that was Dracula in 1986’s Castlevania.
So I have to say I was beyond stoked when a press release from Mondo came to the Retroist Vault this morning announcing that they were teaming up with Konami to produce a line of official prints, collectibles, and even soundtracks which includes the likes of vinyl releases for Castlevania, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV, and Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night!
Honestly I’m ready to hear that fantastic score for both Castlevania and Castlevania II coming from my record player!
[Via] David Fallgren
It’s not just Castlevania that is getting the royal treatment from Mondo but the game series Contra as well as Silent Hill will also be getting soundtracks and art prints.
Here is the official Press Release:
“Mondo is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Konami to create and offer licensed prints, soundtracks, collectibles and more based on the amazing lineup of Konami’s video game titles.
The first Mondo posters for classic horror video game titles Castlevania and Silent Hill debut this Thursday at Emerald City Comicon with even more on the horizon. Mondo will be located at booth #4132 in “The Block.” All remaining copies of the posters will be for sale online at a later date via mondotees.com
Mondo will debut a limited edition premiere vinyl pressing of the soundtrack to the original 1986 Castlevania, featuring artwork by Becky Cloonan, and a limited edition polystone statue inspired by Ayami Kojima’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night art at San Diego Comic-Con 2016
The campaign will continue with soundtrack releases on vinyl for Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Super Castlevania IV and one of the most iconic games in the franchise Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, all with original artwork. Beyond the Castlevania franchise, Mondo will also be releasing the soundtracks to other popular Konami franchises such as Silent Hill and Contra.”