Chainsaw massacre !!!

So…………

Where’s the chainsaw? Who’s the necromancer? Where’s the King? It’s Friday night and we haven’t seen them in the game last time we checked, and here’s why……….

Prior to releasing any XBLA game to the public, the game must be tested on Microsoft’s internal network (yes we know the game has some online issues but that’s not what we’re talking about tonight). During this time anyone who has a development kit, and test kits can download a game that is still in development. In the case of Castle Crashers the game was “propped” to this internal network for two hours and not announced to any media outlet, test house, my mother. (sorry mom) We just needed it up there to run some tests.

Other developers can see and download the game, test houses can run their tests, and media outlets who have these test kits can also view these unreleased games if they happen to come across them while they are propped. This also includes any form of DLC (Downloadable Content) which is the stuff that comes out after the release of a game.

During the time that our full game and DLC was on this internal network it was picked up by several people who were lucky to have seen it in this short amount of time.
Unfortunately there was a specific case where someone had downloaded the game and made a video showing off some of the content not knowing that they were also showing some DLC which was being tested and scheduled for release at a later time.

So here we are about a week after launch and there you have it. So why didn’t we just come out of the gate saying all of this?

1. The game launched and we were on a plane to Seattle the same day for PAX
2. Our servers went down the same day the game launched, and we were on a plane to Seattle for PAX
3. We had no idea this video was actually online since we were at PAX setting up our booth, without a server, not knowing about the video.
4. Castle Crashers has some online issues as well as other technical difficulties that we are focusing on before anything else. That is our top priority.

Moving forward we can tell you that yes there will be a playable King and Necromancer. Yes, there is a chainsaw weapon, and no, they are not currently in the game.
As soon as we get more information from our friends over at Microsoft we’ll share that with you.

Flame war begin!

XOXO

-Emil-

127 Responses to “Chainsaw massacre !!!”

  1. Caleb - 0

    After you make the DLC you should make a new arena called The Boss Pit.You have to fight every single boss in Castle Crashers after you beat them you should (well maybe) win a new never before seen character or weapon.

  2. LyNxY - 0

    Ideas;

    DLC: The King, Necromancer + Weapons; Lollipop And Chainsaw

    Arenas: Forest / Jungle Area – Like the Fire pits arena, but instead spiked vines come up, ( like the magic attacks from the Snakey character )

    Game Types: A New Survival Mode; Where The Human Players Are The King, Followed By 3 – 5 Grey Knights or ( A New Character, for example “King’s Royal Guards / Bod Guards ) And the Human Player, has to survive waves of enemies.
    And at the end, If The player survives to the end, Say 50 Waves. ( If this becomes too easy for the players of Castle Crashers, the an update to increase the limit to 100 or whatever, however when the player reaches the end, they are rewarded with either a new character / weapon, or a new level / map.

    ( For a Laugh, the secret level could be “The Dungeon”, full of skeletons or enemies, where the player uncovers dark secrets about the castle or “The King”.)

    Another Idea would be to bring out DLC full of more achievements.

    -Say Increase the GS Limit from 200 – 300 / 400

    :)

    Thanks for listening.