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.