Gauntlet - Now Available on Steam

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces that Gauntlet is now available for purchase , and download on Steam. Here is the new video, and more information.



“This new digital version of Gauntlet innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand’s legendary four-player format,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President, Publishing Operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Multiplayer gameplay is at the core of Gauntlet’s appeal and now gamers have the option to play with friends and family locally and online.”

Players select from four classic fantasy-based characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. Each character has its own distinctive play style and unique strengths and weaknesses. 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 can be located in each dungeon that can restore the player’s health, unlock doors, and shift the odds in the player’s favor with magical relics which can aid the player in surviving longer in the Gauntlet. The enemies are a vast assortment of fantasy-based monsters, including ghosts, grunts, demons, spiders, sorcerers and skeleton warriors.

Players can improve their heroes’ abilities and powers by unlocking achievements called “perks.” Multiple difficulty settings add to the game’s replayability.

“The Gauntlet franchise has always been a great source of inspiration to us and we’re extremely proud to work with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring back this classic,” said Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios. “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 at the time.”

Gauntlet consists of environments like dusty crypts, dark caves, and fiery dungeons, each with varying styles of gameplay. Some dungeon maps allow players to explore and fight their way through chambers slaying evil creatures, completing challenges and discovering hidden secrets and gold. In other levels, Death itself chases players through an unpredictable labyrinth. There are also endurance maps where players must defeat waves of monsters to survive.

Gauntlet is rated PEGI 16 for Violence, Blood and Gore, with a setting to disable the game’s gore.
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I'm not really interested in the game but the end of the video was great!
 
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No kidding. Now that's a trailer that knows who it's audience is. I admit, I lol'd...
 
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Veeeery funny game. 4 people on the same screen, it's been a long time.

Average graphics, gameplay is exactly Gauntlet, instafun, no more, no less.

Just good for an evening with friends-beer-bretzel, that's it, but unfortunately not much more.
 
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It's tempting. I used to love Gauntlet back in the day. But even at $20 it seems expensive for what it is and the 4 pak deal doesn't demand a purchase either.

High quality indie games are tainting my view of game pricing or something. That and the fact that there are so many excellent games out there and always coming out that overpaying for any given game feels like less of a sure thing these days.
 
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Veeeery funny game. 4 people on the same screen, it's been a long time.

Average graphics, gameplay is exactly Gauntlet, instafun, no more, no less.

Just good for an evening with friends-beer-bretzel, that's it, but unfortunately not much more.


That is already more than many products out there.
 
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It's tempting. I used to love Gauntlet back in the day. But even at $20 it seems expensive for what it is and the 4 pak deal doesn't demand a purchase either.

High quality indie games are tainting my view of game pricing or something. That and the fact that there are so many excellent games out there and always coming out that overpaying for any given game feels like less of a sure thing these days.

It's actually very much worth 20 imho.. I think it's not only a great price point, but maybe even a hell of a deal...
 
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Fun little game, actually. It's not going to redefine anything but it's worth U.S. $20 all day long. Thinking about picking up a copy for my daughter so we can co-op and take a break from trying to collect gear in Diablo II. Not without it's flaws but, then again, it's $20. Some great humor in there also that brings a smile to my face as a man whom pumped way too many quarters into that infernal machine as a child.
 
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