Castle Crashers Finally Coming to PC via SteamCategory: Gaming
Posted: August 18, 2012 04:47PM
Can a four-year old game find success on a new platform? Developer The Behemoth must think so, as the company is finally bringing its critically acclaimed and highly popular Castle Crashers to the PC, exclusively through Steam. Despite its age, since it features stylized, 2D hand-drawn visuals, Castle Crashers certainly won't look like an old game, so it all comes down to gameplay. Castle Crashers is a side-scrolling beat 'em up with some RPG elements mixed in, where up to four players can play at one time. Like its console brethren, the PC version will not only feature online multiplayer, but local multiplayer as well. In addition, there will be Steam Cloud support, integrated voice chat, and of course, Steam Achievements.
There is no mention whether all the DLC available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will be included for free with the PC release, but the site does state "unlock more than 25 characters", so it seems like that may indeed be the case. As it's a four-year old game with 2D graphics, the very modest system requirements shouldn't be that surprising: Windows XP or later, a dual-core processor of 2GHz or more, at least 1GB of RAM, 300MB of hard drive space, a DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 256MB of VRAM or more, and a DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card.
While there is no release date given just yet, The Behemoth was "invited by Valve to show Castle Crashers running on Steam at Gamescom", so it seems a release may be near. Pricing was not provided either, but the console versions sell for $14.99. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if a 4-Pack is available for purchase as well.