Castle Crashers, the beloved 2D beat ’em up game released way back in 2008 for the Xbox 360, is getting a current generation remaster in the form of Castle Crashers Remastered for the Xbox One and now we know when we’ll be able to play it.
The original game, which received acclaim for its art-style and cooperative play, was eventually released on PlayStation 3 in 2010, and PC in 2012, but the remaster is, for now at least, only coming to Microsoft’s latest console.
The port will contain enhanced textures and a new multiplayer mode as well as increasing the frame rate to 60 frames per second. It will be out this Wednesday (September 9) in North America with other regions to follow at a later date. No reason for the international delay was given.
It will cost $15 but if you already own Castle Crashers on Xbox 360 and have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, then you’ll be able to get the remastered version for free until September 20th, and for a reduced price of $5 from September 21st onwards.
In related news, Castle Crashers will be playable on Xbox One via backwards compatability when that feature launches later this year. The feature, which was announced at E3 back in June, will allow gamers to play Xbox 360 games on their Xbox Ones. The backwards compatible version of Castle Crashers is simply the Xbox 360 version and lacks the improvements of Castle Crashers Remastered but if you don’t have a Xbox Live Gold Membership and don’t feel like shelling out $15 for a game you already own, this might be the way to go.