Castle Crashers is finally gracing the PC with a proper release. The Behemoth masterpiece co-op game is now out on Steam with full four player local and online co-op support. It's available on both Mac and PC for $14.99 today and comes complete with all the personality, weapons, and colorful characters as the 360 and PS3 release of the game.
In 2008, one of the greatest beat-em-ups of all time was released on Xbox Live Arcade. It went on to become a smash hit, one of the best selling games on the service. In 2010, that same game was released on the Playstation Network, allowing PS3 owners to enjoy it. Now, more than four years after its initial release, non-console gamers can get their hands on Castle Crashers.
It seems like porting downloadable console games to Steam is the cool thing to do these days. Iron Brigade just came out on PC this week, and now The Behemoth has announced a Steam port of their popular co-op brawl-PG Castle Crashers. With the relative scarcity of local co-op in PC games, we're pleased to report this one will feature both online and offline 4-player co-op. Plus it boasts such modest system requirements, even Co-Optimus' own Andrew Gaskill should be able to run it! Check out those requirements and the feature list after the break.
Castle Crashers is probably the best side-scrolling beat-em-up in recent memory, if not all time. The XBLA version just got a little better as The Behemoth has finally published a second title update, fixing many of the game’s longstanding issues. The update also introduces a new piece of DLC, the Pink Knight pack. And it’s free! (The Pink Knight has been available as paid DLC in the PSN version since February.)
Pink is the new black
The excellently awesome Castle Crashers has reached a gaming milestone. The Xbox LIVE arcade title hit 2 million players on the leaderboards over Christmas weekend. That's not including PSN players. For those of you who don't know, 'excellently' awesome is the sixth highest level of awesome. It only gets awesomer from there! Official* Top Five Awesome Rankings from least to greatest: incredibly, fantastically, moderately (weird, I know) , co-operatively, and finally, epically. Awesomely awesome is the worst level of awesome, for obvious reasons (If you're oblivious to the obvious, see inverse ninja thoery.)
The wait is finally over, we now have a confirmed release date for Castle Crashers PSN. August 31st, 2010 you can spend that $15 that’s been burning a hole in your digital wallet on Castle Crashers. For those that already owned the Xbox LIVE version, there are a few incentives to re-purchase this one. First and foremost the entire game has been optimized in its transfer over to PSN.
Co-op gamers everywhere really enjoyed Castle Crashers on the Xbox LIVE Arcade. Now, Behemoth games has completely rebuilt the Playstation Network version to fit the other half of gamers that missed out. We have been itching for new information on Castle Crashers PSN after being blown away at PAX East by the performance of the game, with little info since our hands-on time.
Face it, it's been a while since you've played Castle Crashers. Yet, the mere mention of the game brings a smile to your face. Now is your chance to fulfill those dreams with our Castle Crashers Co-Op Night coming this week.
There's still no release date for the Castle Crashers port to the PlayStation Network, other than "hopefully sometime this year". The Behemoth really seems to be polishing this game up for PSN users, in addition to developing a brand new game for the Xbox Live Arcade.
For today only, you can snag Castle Crashers on Xbox Live Arcade for 560 . Normally a 1200 point title, the four player co-op game is one that shouldn't be missed. In fact, seeing it merely mentioned makes me want to rush home and fire up the Xbox to play. It's been far too long since my castles were crashed!
It's hard to believe, but tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the release of Castle Crashers. It is still among the finest co-op experiences in modern games, particularly for gamers who like a little old school in their new hotness. In celebration of the game's first birthday, the Necromantic Pack is now available for download, for the value price of a mere 160 MS Points.
We're a mere two days away from the first birthday of the four player co-op game Castle Crashers on XBLA. With a PSN release later this year, you wouldn't think The Behemoth would have any time to create some new content. Alas, that is not the case.
The San Diego Comic-Con has been a reliable source of gaming news in the past few years, and this one's no different. PlayStation 3 owners rejoice, you're finally going to be able to play one of last year's finest co-op experiences! Gamespot had some hands-on experience on the SDCC floor and chimes in:
One of our favorite old school cool co-op titles is Castle Crashers. Apparently, we aren't the only ones who enjoy the game, either, according to the Behemoth development blog. Just two days ago, on June 22, the one millionth player was listed on the Castle Crashers leaderboard. This achievement makes Castle Crashers the fastest growing title ever released on Xbox Live Arcade. It's good to see that such an honor belongs to a very strong co-op title!
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