We’ll keep this short since we know you have enemies to bash and princesses to rescue, but what’s a launch day without some warm fuzzies? In summary, it has been quite the journey for us… the original Castle Crashers launched way back in 2008. In the 11 years since its launch, the game has sold over 20 million copies and still receives praise that absolutely floors us to this day.
Now in 2019, we get to bring the game to two new platforms. First off, that means that it’ll be sticking around in the gaming world for quite some time. Beyond that? We have all new audiences and players that will hopefully grow to love Castle Crashers just as much as many of you have. This is especially exciting with the Switch, since Castle Crashers has never been available on any Nintendo platform before this.
We hope you enjoy taking our tiny knights on new adventures — in fact, we wish we could see all of the fun that you have. Let us know what crazy moments you have on Twitter or Facebook, yeah?
Best of luck on your new adventure! Now get to crashing those castles.
*Castle Crashers Remastered on the PlayStation 4 will launch on September 19, 2019 for the Europe region. On the Switch, the game may be launching at 15:00 in the CEST, BST, WEST, AEST, and NZST regions. Sorry to start celebrating before you arrive, but we’ll still be partying when you get here!
It’s the update that everyone (well, everyone with a PS4) has been waiting for! Today, we’re happy to announce that Castle Crashers Remastered will be launching digitally for the PlayStation 4 on September 17, 2019 in North America and September 19, 2019 in Europe! That’s right – the same day as the Nintendo Switch launch.
Thank you for being patient with us while we worked out the last few kinks and got the game in tip-top shape, especially with the extra wait for news that PlayStation 4 players have had to endure while all the Nintendo Switch players rubbed Castle Crashers in your faces. How rude (even though they were probably just excited).
But soon enough everyone will be able enjoy Castle Crashers Remastered on this generation’s consoles, whether they are a PS4, Switch, or even an Xbox One gamer! (Xbox players have been crashing castles and laughing at the rest of us for years now, though. Let’s be honest.)
As always, thank you all for your support and patience as worked to bring this special game to a whole new world of consoles and players. We couldn’t do anything that we do without you.
And now that this crazy new-age Castle Crashers project is finished, we get to head full force into our new projects, which means we’re dedicated to bringing you even more video games to fall in love with. We’ll share more about that when we’re ready, but for now just kick back and enjoy some good ol’ Castle Crashers.
Where will I be able to buy Castle Crashers Remastered, and how much will it be?
When Castle Crashers Remastered launches for the PlayStation 4 on September 17, 2019, it will be available for purchase digitally in the PlayStation Store for $14.99 USD. If you’re looking for the Switch version of the game, you can pick it up in the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 USD on the same day.
What’s “Remastered” about the game?
Castle Crashers Remastered includes all of the following differences from the original game:
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 30FPS 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 PlayStation 4 features are there?
PlayStation 4 players will see their controller’s lightbars set ablaze with their character affinity colors for a bright and glowing experience! And of course, you’ll also be able to 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!
Are there going to be physical copies of the game?
We don’t have plans to bring the game to store shelves. At launch and for the foreseeable future, Castle Crashers Remastered will only be available digitally for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. If we ever did make physical copies it would most likely be as part of some sort of limited edition event or celebration; regardless, we don’t have it in our current plans.
When PAX rolls around, we hit BIG. This year was no different, especially considering we kicked off the weekend with the Castle Crashers Remastered Nintendo Switch release date (which is September 17th, by the way)! That energy carried us through the show to a wacky, wild, and fun-filled weekend.
Revisit the arcade-y excitement, heated competitions, and space bear shenanigans that happened at PAX West 2019 with our recap video!
Even though we’re pretty sure that video was everything you ever could have dreamed of (and more), you can check out the full photo album that we spent ages virtually scrapbooking right here. Bonus points for anyone who wants to try to play “Where’s Waldo?” and search for themselves in our photos.
Anyway, we’ll be doing this all again on the opposite coast next year at PAX East, which… will be much, much colder than this was. But just like you did at PAX West, you will warm our hearts and keep us going through sun, rain, sleet, or snow.
Just don’t bring the PAX pox with you next time, please.