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San Diego, CA, December 28, 2010— On Christmas Day, Castle Crashers® reached a milestone that few Xbox LIVE® Arcade titles can claim: 2 million players. If we put all these people in a place and gave it a zip code, this would be the 5 th largest city in the US. Castle Crashers is among the first Xbox LIVE Arcade titles to reach 2 million players, based on unique gamertags on the leaderboards.
Castle Crashers launched in August of 2008 as part of Xbox LIVE’s first“Summer of Arcade.” Since then, it has consistently been among Xbox LIVE Arcade’s top selling games. The 2D adventure has shown no sign of slowing its record-breaking pace, remaining in the top 20 most downloaded Xbox LIVE Arcade titles consistently since its release. Castle Crashers continues to be a fan favorite, and is the highest player rated game on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
“It is incredibly humbling to look at the leaderboards and see that crazy number. Initially releasing the game we hoped a few hundred thousand people would play it. We never dared to think of one million players, let alone two million”, said Kelly Revak, Mayor of Behemothtown.“We are so grateful to all the players for supporting us. We’re going to do something pretty exciting to thank everyone” said Revak.“Let’s just say there’s an Xbox made of gold involved. GOLD.”
Independent developer The Behemoth continues work on its next title BattleBlock Theater, announced for Xbox LIVE Arcade.
About Castle Crashers:
As Xbox LIVE® Arcade’s Top Rated and Best Selling game, 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 play and beautiful to look at. Founded by a small group of veteran console developers in 2003, the Behemoth is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, please visit www.thebehemoth.com.