Castle Crashers, the extremely popular side-scrolling 'beat-em-up' adventure game, debuted on the Xbox 360 on August 27th, 2008, and was later released on the PlayStation 3 on August 31st, 2010 and then later debuted on Steam on August 2012. The Behemoth, a private video game development studio best-known for creating fun and original 2D style titles such as the critically acclaimed Alien Hominid and Battle Block Theater, announced earlier this week that Castle Crashers Remastered will be launching on September 9th for the Xbox One.
According to a blog post created by Dan Paladin, one of the Castle Crashers designers, it stated that this new version of the game will include several minor changes. For example, the most significant change is a new multiplayer mini-game entitled Back Off Barbarian that will be available after the remastered version releases. Furthermore, the ability to find games with other online players will be much easier and quicker. In addition to this, there will be multiple performance updates and gameplay tweaks.
What about the price? Castle Crashers Remastered on Xbox One will be $14.99, which is the exact same price that the original title costs. Although, if you had already purchased the title on Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold members can download it for free through September 20th, which is quite the steal.
While we are on the discussion of prices, the developers mentioned something regarding Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. "In the nearish future, Castle Crashers will be playable on Xbox One at some point with Xbox One Backwards Compatibility," read the blog. "Yes that’s right, if you have the original Castle Crashers on Xbox 360 you can play it for free on your Xbox One once backwards compatibility launches broadly in Fall 2015 and the 360 title is released!"