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Co-op beat 'em up Castle Crashers is finally making its way to the PC. Crashers developer The Behemoth announced that the Xbox Live Arcade/PSN hit will be available through Steam soon.

In Castle Crashers, a wizard has kidnapped four princesses. It falls to four brave knights to rescue them. They must hack and slash their way through 30 hand-drawn levels with massive boss enemies. An insane difficulty level is included for an ultimate challenge. Five arena modes will further test players' combat skills.

Crashers set itself apart from usual beat 'em ups through its deep progression system. Players earn coins by defeating enemies and can use them to buy items and weapons. Their characters will also level up over time, and players can choose how to boost their attributes. Leveling up also unlocks new combo moves.

The game debuted on Xbox Live Arcade back in 2008. It was a huge success, selling 2.6 million copies as of 2011. The high sales and strong reviews led to a PSN release in 2010. Hopefully PC players aren't too offended by the long wait they've had to endure.

The PC version of the game will support gamepad controls as well as local and online multiplayer. Standard Steam features like Achievements, voice chat, and cloud saves are also included. Here are the system requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: Dual Core Processor 2GHz+
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 300MB
  • Video Card: Graphics: 256 MB dedicated directx 9.0c compatible card
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
Castle Crashers will be appearing at Gamescom from Friday to Sunday. You can see it for yourself at Hall 7.1, booth: C030. The Behemoth is also taking the game to PAX in Seattle later this summer.


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