Remember Gauntlet? That old top-down, hack-and-slash, Co-Op dungeon-crawler? Well guess what, it’s getting a reboot that hearkens back to the original classic.
This is a full modern reboot from Warner Bros. and Arrowhead Game Studios and will be the start of a new initiative called WB Games Vault. The goal is to directly release digital games across multiple networks from both Warner Bros. and Midway brands alongside new IPs. If you recall, Midway went bankrupt, but a lot of their IPs were purchased by Warner Bros. Gauntlet will be the first game released under this new initiative.
Gauntlet is a throwback to the original title. The four classic classes will be available for play; Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf. Each will have unique abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Currently, the game has only been announced for PC through 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 in the press release. “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.”
Gauntlet is out Summer 2014 on PC through Steam. Check out the debut trailer below: