Long-time Xbox 360 exclusive hit finally going cross-platform
Castle Crashers, one of the most intriguingly fun casual games on the Xbox 360's digital marketplace, is finally making its way over the PS3 and will be available for Sony fanboys by the end of the month.
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The game, which has been on Microsoft's console for well over a year, is a typical capture-the-flag experience at its core, but a variety of whimsical features and a fast-paced arcadey feel helped it gain a lot of traction over on the 360.
Sony's first-party game Fat Princess was seen by many as a direct response to the success of the Xbox 360's then-exclusive Castle Crashers. The over-the-top cartoon style was unmistakeable. Castle Crashers was not a first-party title, though, so now gamers can have their pick of both games on the same platform.
"We’ve been working on Castle Crashers for PSN for about a year and a half," said the co-founder of the game's development studio The Behemoth, Dan Paladin, in a post on the Official PlayStation Blog.
Seriously? It took you 18 months just to port the game over to the PS3? Actually, Paladin has been asked that very question numerous times. His response - "I have to say that we’ve felt the same way — our whole team’s goal is to make you all happy so we want to share it right now!!"
It sounds like there were a bunch of bumps in the road, but they've all been solved now. Castle Crashers will be available to download from the PlayStation Store as part of the system's weekly update on August 31.