Ready for punishment? Castle in the Darkness awaits

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Precious coins ease the pain

I think I’m as ready as I’ll ever be for Castle in the Darkness. It’s out today for PC from publisher Nicalis and developer Matt Kap, who was also the lead artist on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

This super-challenging adventure-platformer hurt me real good at PAX, and, all these months later, I still have a lingering sense of the game’s brisk, unforgiving feel in my mind and in my hands.

That’s reassuring. So is the spot-on price: $5.99. (It’s only $4.97 if you buy before February 12.)