Gauntlet Remake Released On Steam Today: The Classic Dungeon Crawler Series Gets A Serious Facelift For PC [TRAILER]

By Steve Buja , Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:01 PM EDT

What if I told you that for the low price of just $14.99, you could own a little bit of gaming history? Absolute madness, I know. But you can. Gauntlet, the original dungeon hack'n'slash title, has gotten a major facelift. The newest version of the classic game franchise has been released on Steam for the PC today.

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Everything you love about a game like Diablo or Baldur's Gate owes itself to Gauntlet. Health pots (or food), mana potions, wave after wave of monsters, endless leveling, epic boss battles. Gauntlet started it all. The new version updates the title for a more modern audience but still includes all the classic tropes, including "Need food badly!" Simply boot it up, select one of four preconstructed characters: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, Elf and you're set into a dungeon where your job is to destroy everything.

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.

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Per the official release, "Some dungeon maps allow players to explore and fight their way through chambers slaying evil creatures, completing challenges and discovering hidden secrets and gold. In other levels, Death itself chases players through an unpredictable labyrinth. There are also endurance maps where players must defeat waves of monsters to survive."

The game features several difficulty modes, for the seasoned adventurer.

"This new digital version of Gauntlet innovates on past titles while staying true to the brand's legendary four-player format," said David Haddad, Executive Vice President, Publishing Operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Multiplayer gameplay is at the core of Gauntlet's appeal and now gamers have the option to play with friends and family locally and online."

Watch the launch trailer below. You can pick up Gauntlet via Steam here.

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