Gauntlet remake heading to Steam this summer


You all remember Gauntlet, right?  Even if you don’t, just say yes.  I don’t want to feel old.  The four player hack and slash dungeon crawler was a staple of arcades and home consoles back in the eighties, and is making a comeback.  A brand new version of the game will be coming to PCs and Steam machines this summer.  Read on for the details.

For those of you who only know of Gauntlet by the tales us grizzled ancients tell, this news might not seem so exciting.  But for those of us who remember huddling around the massive four player arcade machine decades ago, knowing that Gauntlet is getting a 21st century makeover brings a spark of joy to our empty, meaningless lives.  The original Gauntlet was one of the first dungeon crawlers to feature four person multiplayer, and helped to teach kids who didn’t play Dungeons & Dragons what the warrior, wizard, valkyrie and elf classes were all about.

The new version of Gauntlet is being developed by Arrowhead Studios, best known for the isometric adventure game, Magicka.  While we don’t have many details on the game, the official website has a newsletter sign-up and a snazzy trailer.  Check it out below.

Pretty cool, huh?  Brings back memories of the local arcade.  I can almost hear the skeeball machines…  Anyway, there’s no release date yet beyond “by the second half of the year,” but I’m going to assume they mean summer. When it is released, Gauntlet will be available on PC through Steam, as well as Steam Machines.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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