In 1985, Midway introduced the world to co-op dungeon crawler Gauntlet. It was one of the first games to get co-operative play right as players had to work together to get through the countless dungeons. Midway made a number of sequels since its initial release, but none really came close to being as good as the original. Now WB Games is going to take a crack at it.
WB Games announced this morning that it's working with Arrowhead Game Studios to bring back Gauntlet to PCs this summer. The new incarnation of Gauntlet maintains the core gameplay of the original as four heroes enter a dungeon looking for treasures as they make their way through waves of fantasy-themed enemies. Unlike the original, however, the dungeons this time around are procedurally generated so no two gameplay sessions will be the same.
"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," 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."
Interestingly enough, Gauntlet is the first title in what is being called the WB Games Vault portfolio. The new initiative will see WB Games publishing a number of new games based on existing properties as well as new IP. If that's the case, we better start petitioning WB to make a new Smash TV.
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