Gauntlet reboot confirmed with debut trailer and first details

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The classic arcade co-operative action game, Gauntlet, will be getting (another) reboot this year, this time from Warner Bros. Interactive and developer Arrowhead Game Studios.


Taking more direct inspiration from the original arcade game, Gauntlet for PC will be a top-down dungeon crawler style action RPG with four playable classes namely the Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf and Wizard (who may or may not have eaten the food), each with their own strengths and weaknesses:

“For example, the Warrior does the most damage in melee combat,” writes Warner Bros., “the Wizard has the most powerful magic, the Valkyrie has the most armor and the Elf moves the fastest. Distinctive play styles, procedural dungeons and an impressive art style keep the gameplay fresh.”

Available this ‘Summer’ on PC via Steam (and SteamOS as well as Steam Machines later this year), Gauntlet will take you down deep into the dungeons to do battle with evil creatures like ghosts, grunts, demons, spiders, sorcerers and skeleton warriors, while completing challenges and fighting through dank chambers and cavernous underground tunnels to find magical relics to increase your chances of survival.

Gauntlet – Debut Trailer

Gauntlet will be the first game in Warner Bros. Interactive’s ‘WB Games Vault,’ something that the company describes as “a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games based on popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands, plus original IP, across multiple digital networks.”

Senior vice president of digital games at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, David Haddad, explains:

“With Gauntlet we combined the arcade style of the original game with an entirely new look and feature set that includes emergent, local and online four-player gameplay.

Gauntlet will be the first title in the WB Games Vault portfolio, which will provide us with an opportunity to access emerging talent within the game development community and match unique skills and experience with our extensive library of properties.”

Looking forward to this new Gauntlet? Did you ever play the original arcade game (or any of the home versions)?

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