Gauntlet Reboot Invading Steam This Summer
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that the 1985 co-op, hack-and-slash classic Gauntlet is getting a modernized reboot. If you're an '80s kid, you likely played Gauntlet in the arcades and/or any number of platforms the game was eventually ported to. It was one of the first multiplayer dungeon crawlers, and modern action-RPG franchises like Diablo and Torchlight owe a lot to Gauntlet.
Like the original game, players get to choose from one of four characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf. Aside from the modernized look, this reboot features "emergent, local and online four-player gameplay," which sounds like it could be drop-in, drop-out. Either way, it's nice to see both local and online co-op is included.
Gauntlet is being developed by Swedish indie developer Arrowhead Game Studios, best known for Magicka, as part of the WB Games Vault initiative. WB Games Vault is "a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games based on popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands, plus original IP, across multiple digital networks," with Gauntlet being its first title. As of now, it appears that Gauntlet is coming exclusively to Steam this Summer, with full support for SteamOS.
Source: Press Release