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We might have assumed this from the timing of the beta (starting this week), but Battleblock Theater has officially received a spring 2013 release window. The long, long wait for the game – we first heard about it as "Game 3" in 2009 – is almost over, probably. Depending on the beta, we...

February 26th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We've been following The Behemoth's followup to Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater, for years now – and it's almost, almost ready to play. The Behemoth has announced that the beta, which took signups back in January, will begin two weeks from now on February 28. Roughly ten thousan...

February 14th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Registration is open now for the BattleBlock Theater closed beta, scheduled to occur sometime between February and March of this year. There are 10,000 spots available for determined gladiators, but you must meet the prerequisites listed on The Behemoth's site.BattleBlock Theater is reportedly in t...

January 16th 2013 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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First off: no, Battleblock Theater isn't coming out this year. However, there is some progress toward an eventual release of the XBLA platform/brawler, with developer The Behemoth announcing that "we are excited to be hitting the home stretch with development of this game."Though the developer warn...

December 13th 2012 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Castle Crashers is live on Steam right now for your adorable medieval animal orb pleasure, for $15 on PC and Mac. Since Castle Crashers launched in 2008 and is on both XBLA and PSN, the Steam release directly benefits staunchly anti-console gamers and those with a "don't play a game until it's been...

September 26th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Prepare the battering ram – Castle Crashers is making its way to Steam for PC and Mac on September 26.The Behemoth announced in August that Castle Crashers would be coming to Steam, with a playable version at Gamescom and PAX. The Steam version supports gamepads, Steam Cloud and online multip...

September 20th 2012 at 7:34pm 0 Comments
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The Castle Crashers leaderboards crested 3 million players this month, meaning "over three million humans have hacked and slashed their way into a castle in hopes of gaining animated glory," as The Behemoth puts it."Reaching the 3 million in leaderboards means a lot to us for so many reasons," The...

September 13th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The Behemoth teased us with a PAX reveal of Battleblock Theater's level editor, and the Castle Crashers developer didn't disappoint. There's a full-featured level editor included with the game, and it's the same one the designers have been using to make their own levels, controller and all.Every ty...

September 5th 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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The Behemoth's hit multiplayer beat-'em-up Castle Crashers is coming to Steam. No specific date has been announced, with the company simply saying it's "almost here!" The Steam version will be playable at Gamescom."This is our first time at the event, and we're sending our very own John Baez to the...

August 16th 2012 at 2:12am 0 Comments
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The Behemoth is hosting the second annual Tournament of Champions to discover and reward the "best Castle Crashers Arena Fighter in all the world," with first place earning a real-life, honest-to-chicken, gold-plated Xbox 360.This mirrors (in a yellowed, rich kind of way) the top prize from last ye...

August 5th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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I really wish The Behemoth didn't always have such an awesome booth set-up.The giant, colorful arcade cabinets, adorable cartoon-emblazoned fight sticks and beautiful screens running Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater are all an elaborate tease of things that only exist in the magical world of...

July 17th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments