After several teases, The Behemoth confirmed that Castle Crashers Remastered is heading to both the Nintendo Switch and PS4. The game comes with a multiplayer mini-game called “Back Off Barbarian”, better textures and 60fps, all DLC, and various improvements.
As for console-specific features, the Nintendo Switch version has HD Rumble and 4-player local Joy-Con support, while the PS4 gets… player-specific light bars.
In a blog post, the team explained why they are bringing the game to the platforms:
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!
Finally, The Behemoth revealed that they are working on their fifth game, literally codenamed “Game 5” at the moment. More info is set to be revealed later this year.
Check out the reveal trailer below:
Castle Crashers Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 Summer 2019, and is currently available on Xbox One. The original game made its debut as an Xbox Live Arcade game for the Xbox 360 back in August 2008. It then released for the PS3 in August 2010, and PC in September 2012.