If you're a fan of Konami's vampire-hunting Castlevania series, you might want to start saving up for this comprehensive 19-CD collection of the soundtracks to every single game in the franchise.
If the Castlevania series is best known for one thing, it's that one horribly acted scene from the beginning of Symphony of the Night. You know, the one that starts off "Die, monster! You don't belong in this world!" But if it's best known for two things, it's that horribly acted scene and the fact that the games in the franchise have seriously awesome music.
Now, Konamistyle has revealed that the series will be getting a soundtrack collection called Akumajo Dracula Best Music Collections BOX (Akumajo Dracula, or "Devil's Castle Dracula" being the Japanese name for the series), a 19-CD compilation that will be hitting stores in Japan at the end of March.
The collection will cover every single Castlevania ever made - including the Kid Dracula spinoff - from the MSK and NES to the PS2 and DS, meaning that you can now relive the entire story of the Belmont clan (musically, anyway) without ever having to go to YouTube ever again! Disc 18 is reportedly an album of non-game arrangements by legendary Symphony of the Night composer Michiru Yamane, and Disc 19 is a DVD featuring studio footage and interview with the composer himself.
Here's the bad side, though: Not only is Akumajo Dracula Best Music Collections BOX unlikely to see a release outside of Japan, it'll run you a hefty price of ¥21,000 ($232). Why, that's almost as much as a golden crucifix to ward off the undead on your own vampire-killing expeditions!
Does mankind really need a soundtrack collection such as this? What is a collection? A miserable little pile of CDs!
But enough talk - have at you!