When people talk about the games that defined Xbox Live Arcade on the Xbox 360, one of the most common games that is brought up is Castle Crashers. The addictive co-op brawler from The Behemoth won over Xbox 360 gamers everywhere, leading to over 2 million players and enough financial success to justify re-releasing it as Castle Crashers Remastered on Xbox One.
Castle Crashers Remastered is one of the strongest indie games on the way for the system this holiday season, as evident by Microsoft proudly displaying it in their [email protected] montage at E3 2015. Well, now fans know exactly when they can get their hands on Castle Crashers Remastered, and The Behemoth is even throwing in a bonus deal to sweeten the pot.
Castle Crashers Remastered will be available to purchase on Xbox One beginning September 9th, but for those that already own the Xbox 360 version of the game, it can be downloaded for free until September 20th. While a free upgrade to Castle Crashers Remastered would’ve been more than enough to satisfy fans, The Behemoth is taking that deal a step further. The Behemoth is allowing 360 owners of the original game that failed to take advantage of the free download to purchase it for a discounted price of $5 starting September 21st.
This is a great deal for gamers and is a very consumer-friendly move on the part of The Behemoth. And it’s not like Castle Crashers Remastered just a lazy port, either. The game is boasting 60 frames per second, improved visuals across the board, and a brand new multiplayer mode called Back Off Barbarian.
The good news for Castle Crashers fans doesn’t stop there, however. For those that, for whatever reason, don’t want to upgrade to the new version of the game for free, The Behemoth has confirmed that the original Castle Crashers is going to be a part of the Xbox One backward compatibility with Xbox 360. This marks the second game this week confirmed for the service, after the confirmation that the original Borderlands is going to be backward compatible.
The Behemoth has always been known as a fan friendly company, but this classy move is going to make them even more beloved by gamers. With all of the remastered titles coming from the last console generation, it’s good to see that, like in the case of Castle Crashers Remastered and other games such as Dishonored: Definitive Edition, those that owned the games previously can enjoy special deals if and when they decide to upgrade.
Castle Crashers Remastered will be available for Xbox One beginning September 9th, and will be a free download for those that owned the original game on Xbox 360 until September 20th.