Happy Wars Meets Castle Crashers in Title Update 5
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Happy Wars Meets Castle Crashers in Title Update 5

Extreme Style Match mode says "screw you" in-game balancing.

The fifth playable update for Happy Wars was recently announced by Toylogic Inc. This time around, in collaboration with another game developer, The Behemoth, Happy Wars will be gaining some Castle Crashers items to adorn players warriors with, along with an all new game mode to do battle!

Such a successful studio with their new game, BattleBlock Theater, The Behemoth has allowed for players to make their characters look like the Blue Knight or the Barbarian from their critically acclaimed XBLA title, Castle Crashers. Not only this, but the update will include a new game mode titled: “Extreme Style Match”. To obtain the Castle Crashers items, players will need to touch upon the mode first. Happy Wars Game Director, Yoichi Take, had this to say on the small crossover:

This collaboration has been a great honor. Castle Crashers, the creation by The Behemoth, one of the world’s greatest game developers, is one of the most popular Xbox LIVER Arcade titles. I hope to deliver more collaborations like this one with other Xbox game developers too, and make the game even more enjoyable for our more than 2 million Happy Wars fans all over the world.

As of right now, Happy Wars Title Update 5 will include the following:

Collaboration Items with Castle Crashers

  • Blue Knight and Barbarian items; two characters popular among Castle Crashers fans.
  • Gamers who play the new game mode, "Extreme Style Match", will be able to unlock these items.
  • Players are guaranteed to earn one of Barbarian's gear, as long as they have unlocked any of the achievements for Castle Crashers.

Extreme Style Match Game Mode

  • Extreme Style Match is a game mode that changes “game balance” frequently, what sort of balance changes that will occur are still unclear.
  • Everything will look the same, but feel completely different. Furthermore, it will offer reward items (as mentioned above) for players who play it.

No official release date for the update has been announced at this time, but we are given a handful of sweet screenshots to compliment the news. Happy Wars is a completely free, 16-player online co-op game for XBLA, so there's no reason not to check the game out at least once.