Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
they've picked up the gauntlet, as they plan on offering an
updated version of Gauntlet
for Windows this summer through Valve's Steam
service, saying this will fully support SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines.
This is in development at Arrowhead Studios (Magicka
), and they say it
"innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand’s legendary format."
WBIE also has more retro remakes in the works, as they say: "The game will lead
the launch of WB Games Vault, 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." The
is already online, featuring newsletter signups, and
an official announcement
which includes gameplay footage and an outline of the game's
classes. Here's part of the announcement:
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 favor 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.