Gauntlet, the classic dungeon crawler, is being revived by Warner Bros. and is headed to PC in the form of a modernized remake. The game, Warner Bros. said, will debut the “WB Games Vault,” a portfolio of downloadable games based on I.P. from Warner Bros. and Midway, as well as original properties.
“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.”
Gauntlet is being developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. The game will include four classes—Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie and Elf. Each class will have its own strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Warrior does the most damage, while the Eflt moves the fastest. Meanwhile, Valkyrie has the most armour and Wizard uses the most powerful magic.
“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.”
Gauntlet will be available via Steam for PC this Summer.