Castle Crashers hitting PC

The Behemoth's beat-'em-up coming to Steam with voice chat, achievements, and gamepad support years after original debut; release date TBA.

Castle Crashers is finally storming the PC. Developer The Behemoth announced today at Gamescom that the beat-'em-up is coming to Steam, though no release date or price was provided.

Castle Crashers is bursting onto the PC.

Castle Crashers for Steam will feature voice chat, achievements, gamepad and cloud save support, and local and online multiplayer. The game debuted to a warm critical reception in 2008 on Xbox Live, with a subsequent release following in 2010 for PlayStation Network.

A four-player brawler, Castle Crashers places players in the oversized helmets of knights with elemental powers who must quest to regain a stolen idol and a kidnapped princess.

Castle Crashers for PC will be on hand at next month's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington, which runs August 31 through September 2. For more on Castle Crashers, check out GameSpot's Xbox Live and PSN reviews.

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TheArcade
TheArcade

Releasing this NOW is pure stupidity. Most people already moved on and could care less about CC. It would have been better if Behemoth released this either at the same time as the X360/PS3 version or a little after the PS3 version. Not 4 ******* years later. What's the point? They could've scored a big profit then but now profits are showing little signs of promise.

 

Here is an idea, instead of porting old ass games why don't you guys make Castle Crashers 2 for all 7 platforms and shut-up (Vita/3DSXL/iPhone/PSWii60/SNES/Genesis) what ever just make the sequel for everything and stop making people wait or obtain little or no profits after the hype train goes by.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

I'm glad that PC gamers will be able to play this amazing and addicting game!

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

A casual side scrolling beat-em-up that was released 4 years ago on 360.  While it was fun for a few hours back then, I can't see many people getting excited about it now.

Dudemanrock1
Dudemanrock1

Sweet! Loved it on the Xbox, it's going to be awesome on PC!

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

Oh no... I have to pick between Blue, Green, Red and now Orange! Games are coming on by leaps and bounds these days. I wonder what the Orange one does.

radiumbath
radiumbath

yikes, they're really getting all they can for this game, aren't they? pretty fun flash game, for about 15 minutes.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

After nearly half decade, they managed to port a flash game to the PC. If it was like 3 years ago I would've considered, but now it reaaally doesn't feel like it anymore.

Wula_
Wula_

About time. And  hopefully they join a humble bundle in the future as well. As owning a DRM free version is always nice :3

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

Fun game but, I'm sorry, I almost feel like they are just trying to milk this game for all it is worth. Release a CC2 Already.

ferna1234
ferna1234

I used to do crappy flash movies when newgrounds was still young  :,)

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

That's great, but... must it be a Steam only game? I like having the CD, you know...

 

Grovilis
Grovilis

Fantastic news. I used to play the game quite a bit with friends on the Xbox 360. Hopefully my PC friends will find a liking to the game as well.

seangames
seangames

Wait, people are complaining? Come on guys, this game is fantastic and deserves to be played by as many people as possible. I only played through it once at my friends house, so I'll support them because I'm glad that they're at least not ignoring PC gamers.

Dante200X
Dante200X

It should have been on PC to begin with...

 

It's quite literally the easiest system to get a flash game to work on. Not only that but getting a decent game on Steam is extremely simple and worry-free. Tom Fulp sickens me they didn't do this sooner.

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

FINALY! lol it took them soo long ,just hope it's cheap and greatly optmised

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

Only took them 4 years. FOUR. YEARS.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

This is great news. This gives me yet another game to purchase on Steam.

ehkzibiht
ehkzibiht

Timed exclusives only piss off gamers, not push hardware.

Mabrry
Mabrry

ok dont make fun of me but.... will this be on mac? :D

spike6958
spike6958

Cool, the game is great. Nice to know that more people will get to play it. They should maybe add some TF2 characters into it.

QuinXuan
QuinXuan

too little, too late, the world will stop once guild wars 2 is released.

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

they should add some new characters from steam games like a few spiral knights would be awsome

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

I really did not expect a game that was released on home consoles to be released on the PC years latter. The Steam components are attractive.

Trishan007
Trishan007

 @Joeguy00 dude there was always an orange, oh and orange has fire abilites

Grovilis
Grovilis

 @seangames It's rather odd how we'd get less complaining if the game wasn't released to PC at all.

Grovilis
Grovilis

@Dante200X I'm going to assume that it had more to do with some kind of contract the devs had with Microsoft.

 

ferna1234
ferna1234

 @Mabrry NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO mac's for designers not for gamers!!!!!

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

 @Trishan007Oh I know, I had just played through the ME3 ending, so it was just funny to me I'd be making more color coded decisions.

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

 @sirkibble2 Due to the fact that it's 4 years old and they are trying to sell it again. It's like Bethesda re-releasing Quake4. Milk the franchise. Whether or not the platform is used is a moot point.

Mabrry
Mabrry

 @ferna1234 looool, OH WELL. I'll just continue playing it on xbox till i get my windows :D

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

 @x-TwilighT-x Sure you can say they're squeezing every last drop out of it; I could see that. But that doesn't change the fact that it hasn't been released on a platform that people play, and prefer. 

 

You want a sequel. That's fine. Though that could also constitute milking since the first one was such a rousing success.

 

 

 

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

 @sirkibble2 The thing is, everyone has consoles. In fact statistics show that consoles sell much more than pc's do. I can't say for pc custom builds, however, Console sales to date total 114 million. There are around 125 million homes in the U.S. 12% of which are vacated. Making it 110 million. That leaves 1.036 consoles per home. That's just the stats of the Ps3 and the Xbox. I didn't include the Wii for the purpose of Castle Crashers. To reiterate, everyone has a console.

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

 @x-TwilighT-x The platform can't be a moot point because it was never on the PC. How many PC users out there have not had the opportunity to play CC because they don't have 360s or PCs? There's quite a few.

 

Sure it's 4 years later. None of us know why they waited so long but regardless of whether it was 2 years, 4 years, 10 years, or 3 weeks, The Behemoth decided to release it on the PC--where people who don't have consoles can play it.