Warner Bros. Reboots Gauntlet - Steam Release Summer 2014
Gauntlet, the original game from 1985, was a classic co-op dungeon crawler from Atari Games. Midway later acquired the rights to the franchise. When Midway went belly up, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquired the rights to most of Midway's franchises including Mortal Kombat and Gauntlet. With many sequels to the original game, it is nice to see that Warner Bros. is taking advantage of their recently acquired asset and bringing out another Gauntlet game.
Today, WBIE and Arrowhead Game Studios have announced the upcoming Steam (PC) game to reboot the franchise. The game will feature Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard, and Elf like the original. From the announcement trailer, it looks akin to the graphic style of Diablo III, with gameplay similar to the arcade classic, Gauntlet. Gauntlet will allow up to 4-player co-op. Gauntlet will be available Summer 2014 on Steam.
"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," said David Haddad, Senior Vice President, Digital Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "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."
"To us at Arrowhead, Gauntlet is one of the most defining games from our childhoods, and it's amazing to be able to work with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on a brand new version," said Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios. "Gauntlet is one of the original and best known video game properties and we are looking forward to creating a fresh, yet true to the original, take on a multiplayer masterpiece."
Visit the Official Site for Gauntlet.