Classic hack-and-slash game, Gauntlet, returns for Steam Machines

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Arrowhead Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are bringing the classic brand Gauntlet back this summer via Steam. The game will be available for all PC gamers with the Steam client, but it will also offer “full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines shipping the second half of this year.”

Gauntlet will also help to usher in WBIE’s “WB Games Vault,” an offering of direct-to-digital games based on WB and Midway titles, as well as original IPs. Although Gauntlet is coming specifically for PC (at least for now), the games offered under this banner will be developed for multiple platforms.

If you were a child of the 80s in America, it would be almost impossible for you not to know about Gauntlet. The arcade hack-and-slash classic brought four players together, spawned several predecessors, and taught us to hate mouthy narrators that liked to taunt players. Since its debut in 1985, the brand has undergone countless re-releases, sequels, reboots, and re-imaginings.

The new version will once again feature four playable characters – Elf, Valkyrie, Warrior, and Wizard – as well as online co-op play. They will maraud their way though dungeons, collecting loot, and vie for restorative food stuffs. The look may have changed over the decades, but the core remains the same.

Check out the trailer below for a closer look at the game, and check back with us for more on the return of the classic hack-and-slash title.

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