Castle Crashers is officially 1200 MS points: Enjoy!

After the controversial rumors about price points for XBLA titles Braid and Castle Crashers, people have been eagerly awaiting an announcement from The Behemoth regarding the latter’s true cost. Braid, as we all know, hit Xbox Live at 1200 points, but there were fears that the Castle Crashers price could be even more excessive. Those fears can be put to rest, however, as Dan Paladin has officially confirmed 1200 MS points for the upcoming co-op action game:

Hello everyone on the internet!
The price for Castle Crashers will be 1,200 Microsoft points. This month’s only online multiplayer XLA game launches on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008, so get ready to grab some friends and prepare to smash stuff!

Domo arigato Mr. Roboto

Thank you

Love you

-dan

So there you go. These new expensive prices may leave a sour taste in the mouths of some, but after Braid launched at 1200 points, there was no way Castle Crashers would be any cheaper. It looks like XBLA has officially adopted 1200 as a far more regular pricing tier, which I shall dub the “Microsoft knows it can make people pay this much” tier. It shall likely be reserved for the few XBLA titles that gamers actually want. At the very least, the considerable buzz surrounding The Behemoth’s game suggests that it will be very much worth the extra four hundred points of pretend Monopoly money.

Jim Sterling