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Gauntlet

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios
Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014

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'Gauntlet' Gets Release Date, Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 20, 2014 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT

Gauntlet is a completely modernized action RPG version of the classic dungeon crawler.

Gauntlet innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand's legendary format. Players select from four classic fantasy-based characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. Each character has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Warrior does the most damage in melee combat, the Wizard has the most powerful magic, the Valkyrie has the most armor and the Elf moves the fastest. Distinctive play styles, procedural dungeons and an impressive art style keep the gameplay fresh.

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.

Fans who pre-order Gauntlet will receive a limited-time, exclusive free gift, an original digital comic, Gauntlet: Darkness Calls from DC Entertainment, which details the origins of the Gauntlet's most vile master Morak. The comic will be delivered on the day the game is released.

Consumers who pre-order the game through select retailers will also receive unique, in-game weapons. Morak's hordes will tremble when the Warrior dons these horrific implements of mayhem!

Order on Steam today to receive:

  • Azkog the Demon Slayer Weapon
  • Reaper's Visage Helm
  • Gauntlet: Darkness Calls digital comic, produced by DC Comics

Gauntlet will be available as digital download ($19.99) via Steam, offering full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines


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