Developer The Behemoth has announced that Castle Crashers Remastered will launch on the Nintendo Switch on September 17. The game will be available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.
PlayStation 4 players will have to wait a bit longer as the developer says it will arrive there “shortly after” the Switch version releases. You can watch the new trailer below and read some information taken from a Q&A 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 4-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!