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Sabertooth McChillhound  [developer] Jul 23, 2015 @ 2:47pm
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition Coming August!
Nearly 30 years ago Morak first took his place in the Gauntlet to shape it to his will and torment any adventurer daring to brave its depths. Last year he made his re-appearance to challenge champions on PC, and your cries for more ways to thwart his evil plans were heard.
Now, it has been decreed that the heroes of Gauntlet must vanquish Morak’s minions once more, in ways unimaginable this August!

We are happy to announce that Gauntlet: Slayer Edition will be a free upgrade for all current and future owners of Gauntlet on PC when it is released on August 11th. As we had hinted at earlier, this has been in the works now for a while and it’s been so frustrating not being able to just tell everyone the news right away.

We’ve been enhancing a lot of the assets in the game, both Characters and Environments, as well as improving on the game mechanics.
This time around, we wanted to explore the Heroes and their Abilities more in-depth giving them a bigger toolset for players to explore, as well as a new Game Mode in which to exercise their rights as self-proclaimed monster slayers.

Since Hero Equipment plays a larger role now, we have reworked the loadout mechanic so that it can be done by four players simultaneously and regardless of game mode. We have added Weapon abilities, and the Relics and Potions also work differently now.

For the story campaign, we wanted to give the feeling that you are descending deeper and deeper into the Gauntlet, while at the same time giving players more control over level selection. We have also pushed the differences in each environment more, increasing variation both visually and in monster encounters.

Since all our focus has been needed on this free upgrade for PC, regretfully, the SteamOS version of the game has been cancelled. We hoped to have had that version ready by the time Valve had officially launched it later this year, but together with WBIE, it was decided that our limited resources were better dedicated to making the PC version the best it possibly could be. In our judgment that’s both what you PC players deserve, and what the PS4 version needs for the August release. We’re hoping that instead, you will enjoy the updates coming next month in Gauntlet: Slayer Edition as much as we do ourselves!

That’s some of the stuff we’ve been working on these past months, but more details to come shortly in following posts. Prepare to Re-Invade the Darkness this Summer!
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Solinarius Jul 23, 2015 @ 3:27pm 
Sweeeet. So glad that the PC version won't be delayed. Thanks! :wizard:
Ankon Jul 23, 2015 @ 3:44pm 
Yeah!, quoting Thor: "I have a good feeling about this"
See you all online invading the darkness!
Xeth Nyrrow Jul 23, 2015 @ 4:31pm 
Nice, thanks for the update. I wonder why they wouldn't let you hype this until 3 weeks before release though.
Spacehamster Jul 23, 2015 @ 6:51pm 
My :demoneye::demoneye: 's almost popped out while reading this great news. Looking forward to the update :) And I wouldn't mind at all to pay for additional DLC's. I like this game alot, the more content the better!
OmniFusion1 Jul 23, 2015 @ 7:11pm 
I saw the facebook update. It really sounds like this is going to be an awesome upgrade. I bought this game last year and never expected to keep playing it after I maxed out all my characters. I ended up playing long after my characters were maxed out. Now with unlimited levels I have a feeling I will have a second wind on this game Thanks Gauntlet Team :Gauntlet_Ham::Turkey::Gauntlet_Gold::Gauntlet_Coin:
fpsobsessed Jul 23, 2015 @ 7:30pm 
Looking forward to this! Here's hoping for more monster variety and more varied level design/layouts in the updated version. Can't wait! :)
Last edited by fpsobsessed; Jul 23, 2015 @ 7:31pm
Vice Jul 23, 2015 @ 7:43pm 
Everything looks great. Really excited for endless mode.
Heiji Hattori Jul 24, 2015 @ 3:19am 
SteamOS cancelled, this is a very bad news
Wigz Jul 24, 2015 @ 4:05am 
Linux user here, been holding off for our version, you just completely lost a sale from me because I don't have Windows.

And FYI, SteamOS/Linux, Mac and Windows by definition, are all PC.
Dablim Jul 24, 2015 @ 4:37am 
No SteamOS...great...
chrisq Jul 24, 2015 @ 4:40am 
Arsoul Jul 24, 2015 @ 4:55am 
Going back on a platform support announcement that you had even before the game launched, that's pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥ guys.
que movida Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:20am 
if only using steamOS was planned into the middleware you use instead of an afterthought, it would had been a next to free steamOS release...
Ferkan Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:25am 
Sounds great !
foxcow Jul 24, 2015 @ 5:27am 
SteamOS v. cancelled? Lesson learned. Never, ever, EVER pre-order anything because they get your money and can reneg.
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Date Posted: Jul 23, 2015 @ 2:47pm
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