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'Gauntlet Dark Legacy' Ships For Xbox

by Thomas on April 22, 2002 @ 9:00 p.m. PDT

Midway Games Inc. a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that Gauntlet Dark Legacy for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will ship tomorrow. Gauntlet Dark Legacy is scheduled to ship in fall 2002 for the Game Boy Advance and is available now for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube.

Midway's Hack N' Slash Classic Gauntlet Dark Legacy Ships for Xbox

Time-Honored Franchise Delivers Four-Player Cooperative Gameplay, Dangerous Worlds and Deadly Combo Attacks

Recreated for next-generation systems, Gauntlet Dark Legacy is a one to four player action-adventure videogame, which allows as many as four game players to battle cooperatively and interact simultaneously. Continuing the time-honored ``hack-n-slash'' style of gameplay, players work as a team as they embark on a quest to save the world. Using a force of special weapons, exotic magical powers and deadly combination attacks, players slay hordes of evil minions and hideous creatures -- such as Golems, Dragons and Chimera -- while searching for treasure, evading traps and solving the many mysteries of Gauntlet Dark Legacy.

``Now Xbox owners will be able to experience Gauntlet Dark Legacy's time-honored cooperative four-player experience,'' said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway.

Whether playing alone or with companions, players adventure through eight magical realms -- Mountain, Desert, Forest and Castle and the new Ice, Town, Sky and Dream worlds. Throughout each mystical realm, players are challenged to find obelisks, rune stones and countless other items while confronting more than 50 different enemies and challenging bosses. Players can choose from a variety of characters -- including the new Jester, Sorceress, Dwarf and Knight -- who possess the ability to perform special turbo attacks and deadly combination moves during battle. Each character has different attributes, so players must decide which character they believe is best equipped to handle the next adventure. Players can also find more than 42 secret characters and unlock their hidden, split personalities.

Gauntlet Dark Legacy Xbox Features:

  • One to four players Cooperative Action
  • Alone or with up to three friends, gamers embark on a quest to collect the mythic 13 rune stones and battle the evil wizard, Garm
  • Updated Inventory System: Gamers can turn pick-ups and power-ups on and off while playing
  • Enhanced Shop Screen: Sell unwanted/unused pick-ups and power-ups for gold and jewels

Numerous New Power-ups such as:

  • Health Amulet: Players gain health from damaging enemies
  • Mikey: A potion that causes enemies to attack a magical apparition rather than the player's character
  • Hand of Death: Allows players to suck the life from enemies

Numerous Characters:

  • Eight Different Playable Characters: Warrior, Valkyrie, Archer, Wizard, Jester, Sorceress, Dwarf and Knight
  • Secret Characters: More than 42 secret characters with eight different split personalities to unlock

Massive Gameplay Worlds: Mountain, Desert, Forest and Castle plus Ice, Town, Sky and Dream. Venture where only legends dare with more than 50 evil enemies, challenging evil bosses and countless potions, power-ups and secrets to uncover

Advanced Combat: Each of the eight different characters pack unique combo moves and turbo attacks

Enhanced Xbox Graphics and Sound: Masterfully crafted worlds, powered by the Xbox graphics engine

Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy® Advance.

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