Warner Bros. Interactive Announces Gauntlet Pre-Order
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that consumers pre-ordering Gauntlet will receive a digital comic, Gauntlet: Darkness Calls from DC Entertainment, detailing the origins of the Gauntlet's most vile master, Morak. The pre-order bonus will be available for a littled time and will be delivered on September 3, 2014, the same time that Gauntlet is released. Select retailers will also have exclusive pre-order bonuses including unique, in-game weapons.
Gauntlet, a modernized version of the celebrated dungeon crawler, will be available for the M.S.R.P. of $19.99 via digital download for PC, offering full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines shipping the second half of this year. The game will lead the launch of WB Games Vault, a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games across multiple digital networks.
Gauntlet, developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand's legendary format. Players select from four classic fantasy-based characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. Upon selecting a playable character, the gameplay is set within dungeons where the object is to fight through the chambers slaying evil creatures and completing challenges. An assortment of special items and magical relics can be located in each dungeon that can restore the player's health, unlock doors, and aid the player in surviving longer in the Gauntlet by bestowing special abilities. The enemies are a vast assortment of fantasy-based monsters, including ghosts, grunts, demons, spiders, sorcerers and skeleton warriors.