Swords up for next-gen console users as a remastered Castle Crashers coming to Xbox One later this week will bring back the old beat ’em and slash ’em game with improved features.
It has been highly praised and received well above average scores on all its platforms, which is impressive for a game that doesn’t boast the high-end graphics of today’s games.
Since its release in 2008, Castle Crashers sold over 2.6 million copies in just three years, gaining a 82% score on GameRankings for Xbox 360. And now it’s coming back, on a better platform and with a smoother gameplay that might make the indie-style, cartoonish game highly popular once more.
On September 9th, the remastered edition of Castle Crashers will become available for Xbox One users to download, as announced by The Behemoth, the game’s developer. It’s four-player cooperation feature has made it the most successful title put forth by them, so the company is apparently revamping their hit game.
Everything is promised to have been redesigned to be perfectly in tune with the next-gen console, ranging from the 30 to 60 FPS (frames per second) to the five times larger and improved texture quality of the environment. It would make for smooth gameplay in both its offline and online feature, that will see the four tiny knights slashing away at enemies without a hitch.
The game will also have a new Back Off Barbarian mini-game included where players will have to move quickly in order to avoid enemies. The higher the level, the more challenging it will become for them to make their way through the medieval, cartoonish environment.
The developer also comes with good news for owners of Castle Crashers on Xbox 360. Provided you have the genuine copy and an active Xbox live Gold account, the remastered version of the popular game will be free of charge for your new console. The offer stands until September 20th, which means you have eleven days to download the game for free.
From September 21st and on, it will still come at the discounted price of $5, but that will still require you to make a slight investment in an old but newly refreshed game. Whether the price will be worth it or not, it remains to be see.
Castle Crashers has also been included in the Xbox One backwards compatibility list, that promises to show 100 old games available on the next gen console. However, that means that you will not be able to take advantage of the new features of the co-op, slashing, and fun game.
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