Gauntlet PC Reboot Delayed for Fine-Tuning

Warner Bros. confirms dungeon crawler now launching Sept. 23.

The upcoming Gauntlet reboot for PC has been delayed. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that the upcoming dungeon crawler will now be released on September 23, a couple weeks beyond the game's original September 3 release date.

Why the delay? Warner Bros. says it needed additional time to "fine-tune details in order to bring gamers an even more robust multiplayer experience."

In addition, as a "thank you" to fans who preordered Gauntlet, Warner Bros. will give them an addition digital item: The Spawn of Kerthrull (below left). It is a wizard's robe made from dead imps, children of the demon Kerhull.

Alongside the news of the delay today was the release of a new in-depth gameplay walkthrough from developer Arrowhead Game Studios. You can watch the video above.

Warner Bros. has also confirmed that Gauntlet will be playable at PAX Prime this weekend. A special event, appropriately titled "The Gauntlet," will also be held at the show, and has Penny Arcade personalities like founders Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik going head-to-head in a Gauntlet gaming tournament.

On top of that, a special Gauntlet food truck will come to PAX Prime, offering "enormous" turkey legs on the corner of 9th Avenue and Pine Street in Seattle.

Gauntlet is coming to PC through Steam, and will offer full support of SteamOS and Steam Machines when they are released. For more on Gauntlet, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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27 comments
SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Your life force is running out.  Elf needs food.

IJONOI
IJONOI

Microtransactions?

snacky_smorez
snacky_smorez

Gauntlet for PC is good news. I love this game.

colbster
colbster

I'll get this on XBOX One.

blackothh
blackothh

The nostaliga is strong with this one, and I hope they dont botch it up. I will be watching lets plays of this one before I decide to buy it. 


Its unfortunate that I have to do that, but going in blind these days is just ripe for disappointment. I would love to just rush out and start playing. 


Ive been getting my gauntlet fix with Hammerwatch recently, which is a very awesome game in its own right.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

"Warrior needs food, badly."  Hmm, will have to keep an eye out for this one.  I used to waste a lot of quarters in arcades back when I was a kid because of this game.

hystavito
hystavito

"On top of that, a special Gauntlet food truck will come to PAX Prime, offering "enormous" turkey legs..."

Sounds hilarious :)

deadpen
deadpen

Delayed for fine tuning = "seeing if they can port it over to the xbox/ps."

grenadehh
grenadehh

Wait is this going to suck or be a good reboot like the Chaos Engine re-release?

Richie_Kotzev
Richie_Kotzev

I had a lot of fun playing the original on NES. I hope it comes to PS4.

Hurvl
Hurvl

The digital item is called The Spawn of Kerthrull, but it's made from the children of the demon Kerhull? More like the Spawn of Typos.

uberjannie
uberjannie

Man I hate to compete for loot. Mostly because all my friends are a-holes who ninja everything they can see. 

Hekteur
Hekteur

no individual loot in mp??? damn it's 2014 guys!!

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

They held off because they finally realized Diablo 3 is pretty much their game done by Blizzard.

agrosponge
agrosponge

Please don't mess this 1 up devs!!! I loved the original Gauntlet and I am really looking forward to this.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

I don't have a problem with a game being delayed to fix bugs. I do have a problem when it gets delayed when the release date is only a week away. There's no way they didn't know the game was going to need more time for polish, sooner than now.

McGregor
McGregor

Still excited for this game. A delay of 2-3 weeks isn't that bad, usually when I hear "delay" I'm thinking 6+ months.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

As a fan of the original Gauntlet, I hope they do a good job in remaking it.

Boddicker
Boddicker

I hope this gets a console release..........

burnettaj
burnettaj

Darn, was looking forward to playing this game next week. Oh well, fine tuning a game and delaying it a little longer is good. 

Snyper22
Snyper22

@Boddicker Controller Support for PC is all I need for now, although I can't imagine why this wouldn't end up on consoles in the future. Gauntlet was never really an exclusive.