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Castle Crashers launching on Steam

Castle Crashers launching on Steam

Castle Crashers from The Behemoth was one of the first XBLA games to see major success.

Indie darling Castle Crashers has announced its Steam launch date as September 26, only 4 years after it was first launched on Xbox Live Arcade. The version will be playable on PC and Mac.

The Behemoth's colourful homage to side-scrolling brawlers' Steam version will include integrated voice chat, Steam Cloud support, Steam achievements and multiplayer.

The multiplayer mode will include online and local versions and all of the content from the various console versions will be making its way to the PC and Mac. This includes all of the unlockable weapons and an 'Insane Mode' difficulty on the campaign.

On the run up to its launch, the developer will be giving away free Steam codes for the game and Castle Crashers merchandise in a series of competitions and 'random internet shenanigans' according to a post on The Behemoth's blog.

The Steam version was initially announced last month during Gamescon with a playable build featuring at the Penny-Arcade Expo in Seattle alongside The Behemoth's other upcoming title, Battleblock Theater.

Castle Crashers first released in 2008 and was one of the first XBLA games to see significant success. It also received a PS3 release in 2010 and has sold more than 2.7 million units across both consoles to date.

The Behemoth's much anticipated follow-up title, Battleblock Theater, does not currently have a confirmed release date, but the developers announced that the coding for it was completed back in July on the run up to the San Diego Comic-Con.

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Nikumba 24th September 2012, 09:37 Quote
Woohoo to local version of multiplayer, as long as it doesn't need a connection to steam will be win
TheDodoKiller 24th September 2012, 09:38 Quote
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The Steam version was initially announced last month during Gamescon with a playable build featuring at the Penny-Arcade Expo in Seattle alongside The Behemoth's other upcoming title, Battleblock Theater.

I thought it was called gamescom?
Phalanx 24th September 2012, 09:44 Quote
Too little, too late if you ask me. But meh, someone will buy it.
Bauul 24th September 2012, 12:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Phalanx
Too little, too late if you ask me. But meh, someone will buy it.

Why is it too little too late?

If you don't have a 360 or a PS3, how else are you supposed to play it? Also with it being so retro it's pretty timeliness, so the actual date of release is irrelevant to enjoyment.

I'm genuinely puzzled as to what angle you're coming from.
Eiffie 24th September 2012, 18:38 Quote
FINALLY!!! I had a version of this game on my xbox360 but it red-ringed, didn't ever pick it up for the PS3 since most of my friends are still on the 360. I have a ton of steam friends who I'm sure will be ready to play this though. I bet there's gonna be one of those 4-way steam deals where you get 4 copies of the game from the price of about 3. That would be perfect.
SimonStern 24th September 2012, 21:38 Quote
Just had a look on steam, it doesn't show a price for it
chrisb2e9 24th September 2012, 23:37 Quote
Never even heard of it. Watched a few you tube videos. looks like fun with friends for a short while.
SlowMotionSuicide 25th September 2012, 12:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by chrisb2e9
Looks like fun with friends for a short while.

Spot on. I've even played it with my three-year-old daughter and wife.

It's nice to get it on steam, as I'm planning a lightweight gaming/movies/msic box to replace the PS3 in the living room. Big picture mode ftw.
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