Gauntlet Launch Trailer Looks to Preserve Tone of Original Series

Gauntlet is out, and its new launch trailer suggests that the reboot is not about to forget where it came from. Watch:

“The Gauntlet franchise has always been a great source of inspiration to us,” said Johan Pilestedt, CEO of developer Arrowhead Game Studios, per a press release. “We wanted to create a Gauntlet that was true to the original, with updated visuals and a feature set that resonates with what the original game could have been, had it not been for the technical limitations of the time.”

You’ll still play as one of the four classic Gauntlet characters, occasionally being chased by Death, himself, carefully avoiding friendly fire (or not), and searching out that ever-precious turkey and fruit to heal.

But, as the trailer reminds us: Don’t shoot the food.