After teasing it on Twitter for the past few days, The Behemoth has finally announced that Castle Crashers Remastered, the upgrade to the 2008 beat ’em up, will be making its way to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this year. This will be the game’s debut on a Nintendo console, which is the first time a game by The Behemoth has been released since Alien Hominid on both Gameboy Advance and Nintendo Gamecube in 2004.
We’ve always eyeballed Nintendo’s platforms with a very warm heart. However, since the Gamecube, Nintendo’s cool features often demanded more development time than we were able to balance while guaranteeing quality. For instance, dual screens requiring UI and design reworks. The Nintendo Switch is perfect for us to make our return on and it brings with it the ability to have our games be portable. We always wanted to get onto the 3DS due to portability, so this is exciting for us!
Castle Crashers Remastered features a multiplayer mini-game called “Back Off Barbarian,” larger texture sizes, 60FPS as opposed to the original game’s 30FPS, all downloadable content such as characters, weapons, and animal orbs, and various performance updates and improvements to gameplay and online multiplayer. The Nintendo Switch version will support HD Rumble, Switch Online, and 4 player local Joy-Con support while the PlayStation 4 version will utilized the lightbar by having it light up with your character affinity color.
Castle Crashers Remastered will be released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch Summer 2019. It was released on Xbox One and PC in 2015. For more information, visit The Behemoth’s website.