PC gamers can now download the rebooted 2014 version of classic dungeon crawler Gauntlet.
Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, the game’s available from Steam for PC, offering full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines shipping next year and costs £14.99.
As in the original, 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 favour 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.
“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.” “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,” added 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.”