The Switch version of Castle Crashers Remastered will launch via the Nintendo eShop on September 17 for $14.99, with the PlayStation 4 version to follow “shortly after,” developer The Behemoth announced.
“Although Castle Crashers Remastered has been around for quite some time, we haven’t brought a game to a Sony system since the PlayStation 3, or a Nintendo console since the GameCube,” The Behemoth said in a blog post. “We’ve gone generations in between then and now, and while we’re beyond excited to be bringing Castle Crashers to modern consoles, making that leap has come with a number of difficult development challenges.
“Some of these challenges took us longer than expected to work through; in fact, the PlayStation 4 version of the game is still going through it’s final approval processes, which is why we are not yet confirming it’s exact launch date. However, we wanted to take our time to make sure that when we launch the game it is complete, polished, and the best quality it can be.”
Castle Crashers Remastered is currently available for Xbox One and PC.
Get a new trailer for the Switch version, as well as a short FAQ concerning the PlayStation 4 and Switch releases below.
Why doesn’t PlayStation 4 have a launch date yet? When will the game come out?
The PlayStation 4 version of Castle Crashers Remastered is currently in the final stages of its submission process, which is the very last step that needs to be completed before we can launch the game. We don’t want to announce an exact launch date until everything is 100 percent finalized, but as soon as we have this confirmation we’ll share that information with you. In a perfect world this would line up with the Switch release, but the reality is that we just aren’t sure if it will quite yet. Stay tuned, and we’ll let you know as soon as we can!
Where will I be able to buy Castle Crashers Remastered, and how much will it be?
Castle Crashers Remastered for Switch will be available to purchase digitally on the Nintendo E-shop for $14.99 USD when it hits stores on September 17, 2019. When the PS4 version of the game launches, you will be able to pick it up in the PlayStation Store for the same price.
What does the “Remastered” part mean?
Remastered means the game includes all of the differences from the original:
- The fast-paced and frantic mini-game “Back Off Barbarian” that you can play by yourself or with your friends.
- Texture sizes are five times greater than the original game, which means the game is five times more beautiful.
- 60 frames per second gameplay! (The original ran at 30 frames per second which is not nearly as smooth.)
- All previously released downloadable content including characters, weapons, and animal orbs will be available to unlock in-game.
- Various performance updates and improvements to gameplay and online multiplayer.
What special Nintendo Switch features are there? What about PlayStation 4?
The Switch features HD Rumble, Switch Online, and up to four-player local Joy-Con support so you can use your Joy-Cons in any configuration to play with friends online, offline, on the big screen, or in the palm of your hand.
On PlayStation 4, light bars will be set ablaze with your character affinity color, and you can play online or offline with friends for up to four-player chaos!
Is the game going to be cross-platform?
It’s not something we have in our plans. For now, you’ll have to stick to grouping up with friends on the same console, but between couch co-op and online play you should still have plenty of ways to connect!