Gauntlet gets a change of release date, but it's not too far back

by: Russell -
More On: Gauntlet (2014)

If you were a fan of the classic arcade game Gauntlet I'm sure you have some fond memories of it.  Mine was constantly seeing and or hearing "Green Wizard needs food badly" every few minutes as Gauntlet wasn't really my forte.  With the upcoming reboot of the arcade classic that might change.  However, gamers will have to wait just a little bit longer to get their hands on the dungeon-crawler as the release date has been pushed back a bit to September 23rd.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has stated that "the additional time was needed to fine-tune details in order to bring gamers an even more robust multiplayer experience".  Fans of the arcade classic know how fun multiplayer can be, so if a little more time is needed to improve the multiplayer experience, I'm all for waiting a little longer.  Gauntlet will still arrive on Steam for Windows PC and will also offer full support for SteamOS and upcoming Steam Machines in 2015.

In addition, there will be an opportunity for an early look at the game at PAX Prime 2014 where a four day livestream event will take place with notable Penny Arcade personalities and other gaming celebrities will go head-to-head in a special tournament.  Some of the celebrities involved are Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik, Pat Rothfuss, MC Frontalot, Joe Vargas, and more.  The event will take place on the PAX twitch channel.  Check out the official press release for more info including the times of the tournament stream.




New Gameplay Walkthrough Video Released, Plus PAX Prime Details Unveiled


BURBANK, Calif. (August 27, 2014) - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) announced today that the release date for Gauntlet, the fully modernized reboot of the classic dungeon crawler, has moved to September 23, 2014. The additional time was needed to fine-tune details in order to bring gamers an even more robust multiplayer experience.


Gauntlet is still set to arrive on Steam for Windows® PC and will offer full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines in 2015. As a thank you for all fans who pre-ordered the game, WBIE has added a special in-game item as a bonus: The Spawn of Kerthull, a special Wizard's Robe made from dead imps, who are children of the greater demon, Kerthull. An image can be found here


In addition, WBIE and developer Arrowhead Game Studios today released a new video that takes an in-depth look into the heroes, game modes and lore of the game. The video walkthrough is available to watch via YouTube


PAX Prime 2014 will feature a special opportunity for an early look at the game with "The Gauntlet" -- a four-day livestream event where notable Penny Arcade personalities and other gaming / nerd celebrities will go head-to-head in a special tournament. "The Gauntlet" tourney will be held outside the Main Expo entrance in South Hall, where attendees can also get hands-on time with the game during the show. Both the tournament and participant gameplay will be streamed to the official PAX Prime Twitch channel.


Participants in "The Gauntlet" tournament include:

PAX Prime attendees and Twitch viewers can check out "The Gauntlet" tournaments at the below times:


Game Preview and Tournament Pre-Matches

Friday (August 29) - 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT


Tournament Semifinals

Saturday (August 30) - 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT


Tournament Semifinals

Sunday (August 31) - 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT


Main Event - Tournament Finals

Monday (September 1) - 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT


Finally, the Gauntlet Food Truck will be making its PAX Prime debut! From August 29 to September 1, show attendees who need food badly can attack some delicious, enormous turkey legs on the corner of 9th Avenue and Pine Street. To find out when the food truck will be handing out these tasty treats, follow @playgauntlet on Twitter and the #NeedFoodBadly hashtag for the most up-to-date information.


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