Eidos throws down DS Gauntlet

Classic hack-and-slash '80s game series officially coming to Nintendo's handheld this year.

Back in February, Eidos registered a new Gauntlet game with the US Entertainment Software Rating Board, and although the listing was quickly removed from the database, it was too late--the cat was out of the bag.

Now, Eidos has come clean about Gauntlet for the DS and has officially announced the title. Simply called Gauntlet, the new game will be a remake of Midway’s 1985 arcade classic hack-and-slash title.

Gauntlet takes place in a fantasy world, with 40 maps set over three realms, and gamers can choose to play as an elf, warrior, wizard, or valkyrie--each with its own strengths, weaknesses, and special abilities.

As well as single-player mode, there will be a four-player Wi-Fi co-op mode that will use the DS microphone to allow allies to communicate. A range of competitive multiplayer games are also included, such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Treasure Horde.

Gauntlet for the DS is being developed by Backbone Entertainment, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, and is set for release "later this year."

In the meantime, those desperate for a Gauntlet fix can download Gauntlet from Xbox Live Arcade and Gauntlet II from the PlayStation Network.

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33 comments
matwizard1
matwizard1

I liked the Gamecube Gauntlet I hope this won't be a only top view game

WiZoRZ
WiZoRZ

Yeah! Hack N' Slash to DS! Seems a decent game. I can't wait to try it out and I really hope that it'll be good!

Soylent_Hero
Soylent_Hero

zennioparty, that is completely untrue. Granted there are only like 2 attributes, Strength, and Speed. But i have wasted enough quarters to know that there are actually strategic differences when you are playing with others that require different party orders depending on what you face ahead. That said, they really better add some updated game modes because i wont dare spend more than 5 bucks on a plain gauntlet port.

zennioparty
zennioparty

I also hope that there is something more indepth with the characters. While I have loved the games, the one thing that has bothered me is that.... THERE IS NO DIFFRENCE IN WHAT CHARACTER YOU CHOOSE. i think that this game could be taken to a whole DIFFRENT level if they created some real diffrenses with charaters. It would definitely add to the depth of the game.

lew_0911
lew_0911

Four-player Coop? Goodie.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Another Gauntlet huh? -I hope this version REALLY stands out, cause I own several already.

nate1222
nate1222

Man I used to love Gauntlet on the NES. I still play it once in a while on Midway's Arcade Treasures 2 for GC. A DS version would so rock!

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'd like to see a new Gauntlet for XBLA or PSN with online co-op; that'd be awesome.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

i liked gaunlet legends for the GC. i hope this game is similar but at least add new stuff.

Draconoxious
Draconoxious

Gee, I wonder which Gamespot employee is gonna get fired for this?

shoeman12
shoeman12

I'm surprised no one has said Eidos eats kittens or something yet so I'll say it, Eidos is evil.

mcuth
mcuth

Can't wait to hear Stephen King's opinion of this story in the next Entertainment Weekly.

JReefer1
JReefer1

A remake ,cool. I almost thought it was just going to to be a port. I want more classics.

HeartlessSavior
HeartlessSavior

What are we still living in the 80's? Get a grip and go play some Galo or something sheesh....

SpareJesus
SpareJesus

This actually sounds good. And the Gauntlet games haven't been good in years.

ctg867
ctg867

Contra 4 much? Hmm, could actually be pretty good. I'll wait and see.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

Sweet. I have the Gauntlet/Rampart for the GBA and it still sufficiently eats up the hours. This should be a great co-op game for the DS. I'm also interested in seeing the mic chat. Should be fun.

Krusnikzero2
Krusnikzero2

Sounds like fun, i've been eager for a good coop game for the ds.

DrumminDoc
DrumminDoc

This story is more exciting on IGN, they have pics that show that both screens are used for all the gameplay and will look like Legends. They also mention that the characters have been updated with new powers, such as a "glacier freeze" to stop enimies in their tracks, and the 32 diff. enimeis. But this would be the best Gauntlet ever just with the online Co-op with voice chat, if only we could play with random people, damn FCs.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

i'm pretty excited...even though i don't have a ds

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I hope they actually put some effort into this.

Santhin
Santhin

Red Warrior needs a charge station badly. Red Warriors DS is about to die.

Genexi2
Genexi2

This puppy is seriously going to need single-cart co-op for it to pertain any interest to the majority of us, given how many hack'n'slashes are just completely mindless when played alone.

Hitman2500
Hitman2500

I hope this is more like Gauntlet Legends

mattngc
mattngc

I love the related games section next to the story. It really has been released a lot :-). On a good note at least its not another virtual pet game.

KingSigy
KingSigy

I still am not sure why I bought Gauntlet on XBLA. Gauntlet was only famous back in the day due to 4 player co-op. It's the same as the original Ninja Turtles game. Neither of them were actually that great, they were just different back in the 80's.

shogoh
shogoh

Gauntlet's gameplay just didn't age well... In fact most old arcade games don't age well. Maybe if they changed it into an RPG...

puressenceuk
puressenceuk

How many more times can they release this dinosaur?