The Behemoth’s classic side-scrolling beat ’em up game supports up to four players in multiplayer. It has gotten a few sweet updates for its Xbox One release.
One of the additions is a mini-game called Back Off Barbarian, which I had a chance to play at PAX Prime in Seattle. In Back Off Barbarian you have to evade ever-spawning enemies on a small map by dodging their attacks. You move from square to square using the D-pad, making it a frenzied, desperate rush to press the right button and get away.
Other updates will give Castle Crashers a smoother gameplay experience, with easier matchmaking in online multiplayer.
Castle Crashers Remastered will cost $14.99, but if you owned the game on the Xbox 360 you can get it for free through September 20. If you’re late to the party, fret not! Owning Castle Crashers on the 360 as an Xbox Live Gold member still means you can get it for $5 on the Xbox One. Of course that means no Back Off Barbarian for you.
If for some reason none of the above deals are appealing to you, the original version of Castle Crashers will be playable through the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility. So if you have it on the 360, you will be able to play it on the Xbox One for free. Phew!
Back in the day Castle Crashers had over 4 million players on the Xbox 360. Players who still have Castle Crashers on Steam will also receive the same updates that will come to the Xbox One version. For a neat retrospective on Castle Crashers, check out Dan Paladin’s post on The Behemoth’s blog.
Castle Crashers Remastered shares a release date with Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, another awesome co-op game that we played at PAX Prime. Lovers is partially funded by The Behemoth’s Gold Egg Project.