Castle Crashers Remastered Is An Update On PC

A fancied up version of pretty beat ’em up Castle Crashers [official site] is in the works, we’ve known for a while, but less clear was quite how it was coming to PC. Aye, Castle Crashers Remastered will obviously be a new standalone game on that new Xbag, but how will we lot on our Professional Cogitators receive the higher framerates and nicer textures and all that? Calm yourself, chum: it’ll all simply be an update, the game’s developers The Behemoth have announced. They explain:

“We’re currently developing a Steam update of Castle Crashers Remastered that will incorporate the increased frame rate and behemoth texture sizes and almost all the other cool enhancements that we recently released on Xbox One. We’ve even included the new, super fun, multiplayer mini-game, Back Off Barbarian!”

What it won’t include is the DLC that’s bundled up in the Xbab version – that’ll still be sold separately, just as ever. As for when the update will launch, The Behemoth say “we should be done by the end of the year, Dad said so!” And if you want the rundown on why the different names and versions and updates, I realise this may be obvious to some, but none of us were born with an innate understand of game development so:

“Here’s the poop: on consoles, every time we upgrade from ‘this generation’ to the ‘next generation’, the hardware will drastically change. For the most part, because of these changes, games are not compatible between generations** so developers like us need to rewrite the code to make it work on the new machine. To avoid confusion, developers add stuff like ‘HD!’ ‘Remastered’, ‘Gold Edition’ to differentiate between the versions. But what about our favorite thoroughbred workhorse, the PC? Well, since the CPU architecture is not changing, a new version is not required. We just need to post an update to what is already there. So we don’t need the “Remastered” any more… let’s all strike though Remastered together!. Yay, wasn’t that easy? Castle Crashers… the one and only. (Sorry, no new game name for you Steam… but don’t worry, you get all the new toys too!)”

I’m glad it’s simply an update. I’ve always said they were a nice lot, The Behemoth. So well mannered. Always take their shoes off at the front door – without being asked or even asking.

9 Comments

  1. mattevansc3 says:

    For those in the master race who also like enjoying time with the peasants, The Behemoth have nice enough to offer the XboxOne version for free if you already own the Xbox360 version.
    link to inquisitr.com

  2. Wowbagger says:

    I’m looking forward to Pit people more than this, but it will be a nice distraction and free is always best…

    …Buckle your pants and dance!

  3. Pazguato says:

    Yay! Good news! Fantastic game to play with friends!

  4. internisus says:

    That’s really nice. The way things have been going, they could easily ask us to rebuy it, maybe with one of them discounts for existing owners; for them to make it a simple update instead is much appreciated.

  5. Det. Bullock says:

    I didn’t know about this *adds game to Steam wishlist*.
    I discovered beat ’em ups only a couple of years ago while starting to collect game for my old Sega Mega Drive II because everyone’s “top ten favourites” always had “STREETS OF RAGE 2/GOLDEN AXE BEST GAME EVAHH!ONE!1!!1!!” and wanted to see what the fuss was about and it’s become one of my favourite genres, they are wonderful for stress relief and mindless fun.

  6. aliksy says:

    The PC of the original gave me so much needless rage. All the UI assumes you’re using an xbox controller, for one thing. That’s just lazy and obnoxious. Second, you’d think you could do three player coop with 2 USB pads and a keyboard. Nope. Apparently player one is always keyboard one and gamepad one.

    Maybe there’s some workaround for these things, but it was so frustrating I never got very far. I hate ports where they don’t update the UI more than is healthy.

  7. Archangel says:

    “PC” shall now only stand for “Professional Cogitator”. Brilliant.

    Also: Thanks, Behemoth. Your art and animation are the best.

  8. Jalan says:

    This would’ve been a nice excuse to just package the existing DLC into the game. Oh well, at least they aren’t charging again for it.

  9. aaronfranke says:

    Is it possible that The Behemoth would consider a Linux version of Castle Crashers?