Gauntlet is receiving a full modern reboot at the hands of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Arrowhead Game Studios. The game is headed to Steam PC this summer, and will include full SteamOS support.
In a press release sent to VG247 today, Warner Bros. confirmed that the reboot will also launch the WB Games Vault, a direct-to-digital initiative that will distribute paid games across multiple networks from existing Warner and Midway brands, as well as original IP.
Gauntlet will see the return of Midway’s four classic character classes; Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf as they dungeon crawl through monster, loot and trap-infested chambers.
“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.”
What do you make of the footage above? Are you a fan of the original Gauntlet? If so; what do you think so far?