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Warner Bros. and Arrowhead Game Studio’s reboot to the classic arcade dungeon crawler, Gauntlet, has been pushed back a few weeks to September 23. The game was originally set to come out earlier in the month, but has been delayed to give the studio more time to apply additional polish.
To keep your interest piqued, Arrowhead has released a new video (above) showcasing each of the game’s classes and modes, and runng through the lore. The heroes should be familiar to anyone who has played any of series’ iterations over the last few decades.
The barbarian is a heavy bruiser who brings whirling carnage. The valkyrie tanks with her shield and piercing spear. The elf rains down pain from a distance using arrows and bombs. Lastly, the wizard does typical wizard things like throwing fire and lightning around. The original Gauntlet, released in 1985, was a seminal work in bringing those core classes over from tabletop RPGs to become the backbone of nearly every fantasy video game since.
Fans will get an early look at the game at PAX Prime 2014 with a special tournament of Penny Arcade personalities and gaming/nerd celebrities such as MC Frontalot, Jessica Chobot, and Paul And Storm. The tournament will take place over four days at the Expo and streamed live over the official PAX Prime Twitch channel. Expo attendees and Twitch viewers can watch the tournaments on Friday, August 29 (6:30pm – 8:30pm PDT), Saturday, August 30 (3:00pm – 5:00pm PDT), Sunday, August 31 (6:30pm – 8:30pm PDT) and Monday, September 1 (11:30am – 1:30pm PDT).
Gauntlet will come out initially for Windows via Steam, with full support for SteamOS and Steam Machines in 2015.