A few days ago, developer The Behemoth(Pit People, Battleblock Theater, and Alien Hominid) dropped a couple of hints on Twitter that it would be releasing one of its most iconic titles to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch and now it’s finally official as Castle Crashers Remastered has been revealed for a release this Summer.
Originally released back in 2008 as an Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360, it later saw a release on both the PlayStation 3 in 2010 and PC in 2012. It was revealed that this new Remaster of the game will include various improvements that include better textures, will run at 60fps, will include all DLC released for the game and will include a new multiplayer mini-game called “Back Off Barbarian.”
It was revealed The Behemoth is working on a new title currently known as “Game 5” and also posted on how the remaster came to be:
Well, aside from it being one of the most requested things we get asked there’s some less obvious reasons. With Alien Hominid not being ported often, we’ve seen it slowly become unavailable in most places. When we make games we want them to stick around. Taking advantage of the updated hardware of each generation is also very satisfying. Higher resolutions, higher framerates, chances to make tweaks, and better overall quality. Our debut title (Alien Hominid) was available on both Gameboy Advance and Nintendo Gamecube.
We’ve always eyeballed Nintendo’s platforms with a very warm heart. However, since the Gamecube, Nintendo’s cool features often demanded more development time than we were able to balance while guaranteeing quality. For instance, dual screens requiring UI and design reworks. The Nintendo Switch is perfect for us to make our return on and it brings with it the ability to have our games be portable. We always wanted to get onto the 3DS due to portability, so this is exciting for us!