The fine folks over at The Behemoth had announced plans of a remastered version of their hit game Castle Crashers. This version of the game will be available for the Xbox One version exclusively (for now until further notice). Today the release date has been slated for September 9th, 2015.
There are numerous new features and improvements from the original. This includes a higher FPS (60 opposed to the original’s 30), larger scaled images, performance updates and gameplay tweaks. For playable content, the online is getting reworked and there’s at least one new minigame called Back off Barbarian. GameSpot managed to snag a video of the game shown below:
Following this showcase, it was revealed that the original Castle Crashers game will be available to play on the Xbox One through the backwards compatibility feature. So if you’re a purist, you can pick up the classic version of the game and play that instead of the remastered version.
Finally, it was also revealed that if you own the original game for the Xbox 360 with an Xbox Live Gold account, you can get the game free up until September 20th. After that date you’ll have to purchase it for $5 USD. Without this benefit, you’re looking at $14.99 USD.