San Diego, CA, March 24, 2009— Castle Crashers, the most downloaded Xbox LIVE® Arcade title released in 2008, is also the fan favorite according to the 2nd Annual Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards. Over 185,000 Xbox LIVE Arcade community members cast their votes awarding Castle Crashers the top honor of“Game of the Year” as well as“Best Original Game” and“Best Co-op Mode.” Four-player online capabilities, deep replay value, and downright fun gameplay helped Castle Crashers stand out among the excellent games released in 2008.
“These awards are particularly meaningful to us because they were decided by the players themselves.” said Kelly Revak, Mayor of Behemothtown and Community Ambassador.“A BIG thank you to all who voted, you are the wind beneath our chicken wings! Seriously, we have the best fans in the whole world.”
Castle Crashers continues it’s record-breaking pace, remaining in the top five most downloaded titles since its August 2008 release. With over 800,000 players now on the leaderboards, Castle Crashers is on track to attract 1 million players within a year of launch, a feat few Arcade titles have achieved.
About Castle Crashers:
As Xbox LIVE® Arcade’s top hit of 2008, Castle Crashers® has attracted a wide-ranging audience with its engaging art style, easy control system, and simple yet addictive game play. From seven-year-olds playing their first video game to hardcore older gamers looking to recapture the 2D arcade games of their youth, this game has something for everyone. Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this red-hot arcade adventure! Featuring hand-drawn characters, Castle Crashers delivers unique hi-res illustrated visuals like nothing you've ever seen before. Play with up to three friends locally or over Xbox LIVE to save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles with an arsenal of combos and magical attacks to choose from! Priced at 1200 Microsoft points, Castle Crashers boasts 20 levels, over 40 weapons, and 20 unlockable characters, making this one of the largest games available on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
About The Behemoth:
The Behemoth is an independent console game developer that specializes in making games that are fun to playand beautiful to look at. The Behemoth was founded by a small group of hardcore gamers in 2003 with the modest goal of bringing craftsmanship and originality back to the game industry. The Behemoth does not determine the price of downloadable content. The Behemoth is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.thebehemoth.com.