While plenty of teases (2) from developers The Behemoth last week that hinted at a modern release of their coveted action-adventure title, Castle Crashers, it’s now been officially confirmed to receive a Remastered release by the developers.
Along with the release coming to both consoles this summer are also a few new additions arriving with the remastered variants. Here’s a rundown of everything new to expect when Castle Crashers lands on the Switch and PS4:
- “A multiplayer mini-game called “Back Off Barbarian” that’s frantic and weird.
- Texture sizes of the game are five times the texture size of the original game.
- CCR runs at 60 frames per second. The original ran at 30 frames per second which feels kind of like a slideshow if you go back to it after trying this new one.
- All previously released downloadable content like characters, weapons, and animal orbs are available in-game.
- Various performance updates and improvements to gameplay and online multiplayer.” – The Behemoth
While providing some exciting news about Castle Crashers being modernized, The Behemoth also revealed some more information regarding a Castle Crashers sequel, as well as what they’re currently working on other than remastering one of their most beloved gems.
They revealed that the Switch version will take advantage of the Switch’s Online Service with 4-player co-op, as well as HD Rumble and Joy-Con support. For those PS4 players who can’t get enough color, the Dual Shock 4 controllers have been programmed to light up to match each color of the corresponding knight in Castle Crashers.
They also confirmed that a sequel to Castle Crashers has never been ruled out, but they’d merely rather work on new titles before deciding to return to an already fleshed-out series.
“Another thing to consider is that there would be no Castle Crashers 2 if we started out by making sequels. You’d have Alien Hominid 2 instead of Castle Crashers 1. Or, alternatively, there’d be no BattleBlock Theater if we made Castle Crasher 2.” – The Behemoth
An interesting outlook.
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Finally, they’ve confirm that development is under way with their fifth title, aptly code-named “Game 5”. There’s currently no information on the upcoming title, but we can expect more details to release later this year.
Castle Crashers Remastered is set to release on the PS4 and Switch this summer. The game will also be playable for the first time on Switch and PS4 during their PAX East panel next week, March 28, 2019.
Source: The Behemoth