The Behemoth, the developers behind Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid, are working on a new game, simply called Game 3 for now. The gameplay is described as “competitive platformer”, part Super Smash Bros. and part Bubble Bobble. I like the music.
On a related note, Castle Crashers has 1,000,000 people on the leader boards (I’m not sure if that’s a million downloads, or just users) making it the fastest growing XBLA game so far.
Sure, it’s been like forever since Castle Crashers was released. It was really fun but there were a ton of problems with the game such as data loss issue, networking issues, and other bugs such as these. Well, The Behemoth and Microsoft will finally be patching the game today, hopefully addressing the various issues players have been experiencing.
Since the release of Castle Crashers there has been a lot of speculation about finding certain weapons or unlocking additional characters. Apparently, while they were testing the game through Xbox Live, someone was able to download the then incomplete game and make a video of themselves playing it. In the video were two additional characters, the necromancer and the king, as well as another weapon, the chainsaw.
A lot of people have been trying to figure out how to unlock them in the now complete game, to no avail. Well, Behemoth has posted on their official Castle Crashers blog to stop looking because, as it turns out, those items are for future DLC through Xbox Live. They also mention that they’re fixing some bugs that have come up, like probably the one that kept disconnecting me from online games.
So, it looks like a LOT of people decided to pick up Castle Crashers. Which is good, the game is totally awesome. Apparently, it’s sold about 78,545 units in 3 days, breaking Arcade sales records (at least according to vgchartz).
For those of you who are experiencing online issues, saving issues, etc I want to assure you that we are all very hard at work at getting an update to the game out as fast as we can. I am gathering all of the emails, forum posts, etc, etc for all of the issues that have been reported. As soon as I get them organized I will try to post them on here so everyone can see what we’re going to fix for the update. Again if you have any issues you want to discuss with us please email them to games[at]thebehemoth[dot]com and try to put a relevant subject line on there so I can sort through them easier.
I haven’t really had any problems, well, except the one time I tried to join a random game and my Xbox froze. Besides that though, every thing has been working fine. So, some good news, some not so good news (but they’re working to make it good news) from The Behemoth. Make sure you email them any bugs you’re experiencing.
The only thing I’m worried about is convincing Gmoney, Thrasher, and Robert to buy this game. I want to play it, but I don’t want to play it alone. I haven’t played a side scrolling beat-em-up in a long, long time…
I love the artwork in the game, too. More images after the link…
I really liked Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers looks just as awesome. Multiplayer beat-em-ups are always good, and I love the artwork in the game. I’ve been wondering if Castle Crashers was ever coming out, actually, it seems like it’s taken forever to develop. Well a release date has been set (sort of) for summer 2008.
Also, we have a couple of new screen shots that look really nice.