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Castle Crashers Remastered storms onto Switch next month, PS4 version incoming

Today, The Behemoth released news that its updated multiplayer game Castle Crashers Remastered will head to the Nintendo Switch on September 17, with a PlayStation 4 version coming soon. The game will feature 60 FPS play as well as all DLC included at the price of $14.99.

See, we promised you’d get it this summer, and technically summer isn’t over yet!

Jokes aside, we know that the game isn’t coming out quite as soon as you (and we) had hoped, and we’d like to talk a little bit about why that is.

Although Castle Crashers Remastered has been around for quite some time, we haven’t brought a game to a Sony system since the PlayStation 3, or a Nintendo console since the GameCube. We’ve gone generations in between then and now, and while we’re beyond excited to be bringing Castle Crashers to modern consoles, making that leap has come with a number of difficult development challenges. Some of these challenges took us longer than expected to work through; in fact, the PlayStation 4 version of the game is still going through it’s final approval processes, which is why we are not yet confirming it’s exact launch date. However, we wanted to take our time to make sure that when we launch the game it is complete, polished, and the best quality it can be.

It’s important for us to be confident that when you finally sit down to play Castle Crashers with your friends, you’re going to have a great experience and an absolute blast. We’re taking the time to make sure that will happen, even if it means that things are taking a little longer than expected and we couldn’t always keep all of you completely in the loop while we figured things out.

Thanks for your patience and understanding throughout this development process; we couldn’t do what we do without the support of Behemoth-ites like you. We’re thrilled to finally be bringing a new way to play Castle Crashers to the world, and we’re dedicated to making even more brain-melting, eyeball-exploding video game experiences in the future… though we’ll talk about that more later.

The developer also released some details about the remaster:

What does the “Remastered” part mean?

Remastered means the game includes all of the differences from the original:

  • The fast-paced and frantic mini-game “Back Off Barbarian” that you can play by yourself or with your friends
  • Texture sizes are five times greater than the original game, which means the game is five times more beautiful
  • 60 frames per second gameplay! (The original ran at 30FPS which is not nearly as smooth)
  • All previously released downloadable content including characters, weapons, and animal orbs will be available to unlock in-game
  • Various performance updates and improvements to gameplay and online multiplayer

What special Nintendo Switch features are there? What about PlayStation 4?

The Switch features HD Rumble, Switch Online, and up to 4-player local Joy-Con support so you can use your Joy-Cons in any configuration to play with friends online, offline, on the big screen, or in the palm of your hand. On PS4, lightbars will be set ablaze with your character affinity color, and you can play online or offline with friends for up to 4-player chaos!

Is the game going to be cross-platform?

It’s not something we have in our plans. For now, you’ll have to stick to grouping up with friends on the same console, but between couch co-op and online play you should still have plenty of ways to connect!

Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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