ESRB: Eidos runs Gauntlet on DS

Ratings board lists new version of Midway's arcade dungeon crawler with Tomb Raider maker attached as publisher.

The Midway Games name is closely associated with a number of classic arcade franchises, such as Spy Hunter, Rampage, Defender, Joust, and Mortal Kombat. But perhaps none is more closely associated with the publisher than the four-player dungeon-crawling action game Gauntlet.

That made it all the more interesting earlier this week when the Entertainment Software Rating Board updated its online database with a listing for a new Gauntlet game on the Nintendo DS, one published by UK-based Eidos. Rated T for Teen, Eidos' Gauntlet was issued content descriptors for blood, fantasy violence, and alcohol references, a combination of warnings more in line with an update to the series along the lines of the Gauntlet Legends or Seven Sorrows games than the arcade originals (remakes of which have been rated E for Everyone).

When asked for comment, a Midway representative told GameSpot, "There is nothing that we can comment on at this time." Representatives from Eidos have not responded to GameSpot's inquiries. The ESRB has also removed the game from its online database, although a representative had not clarified the reasons for the removal as of press time.

If the listing proves accurate, it would not be the first time another publisher has handled Midway's seminal arcade action series. Atari published home versions of Gauntlet Legends, Microsoft and Sony handled the publishing on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network downloads in the series, and Destination Software released a Game Boy Advance combo cartridge that paired the original arcade game with another fondly remembered Midway franchise, Rampart.

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Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Lets hope they put the time and money behind the developement.

j03yAsunder
j03yAsunder

If its anything like Legends and Dark Legacy, I'm definitely buying this! I just hope they learned their lesson from 7 Sorrows...

Lord_Artix
Lord_Artix

@another_drew No, I don't have it in any form whatsoever, and lol @ Dreamcast news.

URError
URError

Thats right put it on the good portable system the DS not that crap the PSP

Cyber-
Cyber-

They need to push the online component in this.

NightRain
NightRain

Nice! Gauntlet on Wi-Fi would be cool.

roger_tyler
roger_tyler

I do hope it's like Legends/Dark Legacy - I admit that they aren't good games by most measures (if any), but nostalgia is a strong force for me. I loved playing Legends on Dreamcast with my brother, and my girl and I played a lot of Dark Legacy on Xbox when we first met - it'd be great to play it on our DSs now:)

macdre13
macdre13

Yay im glad to hear this i still own Gauntlet Dark Legacy for Ps2 it would be sweet if it came out for DS .. heres to hoping it will be good!

zeecorner
zeecorner

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chimera01
chimera01

Great news. Just when i thought this title couldn't be beaten into the ground any further.

Hitman2500
Hitman2500

I hope the Gauntlet game is not like seven sorrows but more like Gauntlet Dark Legacy. Or Make it Gauntlet Dark Legacy for the DS!

damariofan
damariofan

whos still going to buy from eidos?

footfoe2
footfoe2

Eidos makes terrible games

another_drew
another_drew

They should have rated it M for Mediocre. Legends was a decent game, but definately not the best. It's a fun party game but shoddy single player, here's hoping for something more out of the DS version. @ Lord_Artix - Do you perhaps have it download from XBL Arcade? Because it gives you updates based on what system you play the game. I have the old Dreamcast version so mine says ESRB: Eidos runs Gauntlet on DS - Dreamcast news at GameSpot.

guppieface
guppieface

maybe it will be good. maybe. gauntlet has a lot of nostalgia tied to it, thats probably its strongest point. they would have to deepen the experience for it to be worth buying after all these years.

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

I don't have a DS but for the love of god can they please not make any of the buttons be infinte health? Totally ruined the PSN version.

Mindchamber
Mindchamber

I wouldve prefered a Dark legacy update for the 360, but Ill take what i can get.

AlexandLandon
AlexandLandon

I hope there will be a good amount of characters to choose from. I especially hope for the return of the Sorceress, and Dark Legacy gameplay.

BlackKnightOfH8
BlackKnightOfH8

I'd love to see a new Gauntlet for the 360 or PS3 as long as it's something close to what Dark Legacy was and nothing like Seven Sorrows was.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I would love to see this game come to the PSP, maybe via a PSN download.

jakob_187
jakob_187

In all honesty, with the track records that Eidos and Midway hold (and don't forget all the bull$h!t that they put John Romero through with Seven Sorrows)...who honestly cares if Gauntlet is coming to the DS?!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Time to round up the old gang and have some hack and slash fun.

Lord_Artix
Lord_Artix

Did I miss something? The top of my Browser states: "ESRB: Eidos runs Gauntlet on DS - Xbox 360 News at Gamespot" Last time I checked the DS was anything but the 360, let's get our systems straight Gamespot.

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

As long as the update the graphics and sounds. The Xbox version was a lousy port all around.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

Oh the memories. "Blue Ranger needs food badly."

sprinter6
sprinter6

Remake Legends, or Dark Legacy for Live that'd be great. Make sure to do the 64 version of Legends though, I've seen that it has more content than either of the other two ports (Dreamcast and Playstation) although the Dreamcast version did have the characters from Dark Legacy lol.

edger2006
edger2006

I hope it haS Online Multiplayer!

Flame_Devil999
Flame_Devil999

I would love this game to come out for DS! Hopefully it has single cart multiplayer :p