Gauntlet, the upcoming reboot of the classic top-down action title, has been pushed back to September 23, according to Warner Bros. Interactive. The additional time is needed to ‘fine-tune’ the multiplayer component. To thank those who have pre-ordered for their patience, the studio has added a new in-game bonus, a special Wizard’s Robe made from dead imps that is known The Spawn of Kerthull (pictured below). For those attending PAX Prime 2014, a four-day tournament is being held with several notable personalities, including Jerry and Mike, that will be livestreamed on the official PAX Prime Twitch channel, the details of which can be found below.
Gauntlet will launch on September 23 for PC. A SteamOS version is scheduled for release in 2015.
PAX Prime 2014 will feature a special opportunity for an early look at the game with “The Gauntlet” — a four-day livestream event where notable Penny Arcade personalities and other gaming / nerd celebrities will go head-to-head in a special tournament. “The Gauntlet” tourney will be held outside the Main Expo entrance in South Hall, where attendees can also get hands-on time with the game during the show. Both the tournament and participant gameplay will be streamed to the official PAX Prime Twitch channel.
Participants in “The Gauntlet” tournament include:
• Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, founders of Penny Arcade and the PAX Tradeshows
• Bestselling fantasy author Pat Rothfuss
• Hosts and Web Sensations Morgan Webb and Graham Stark
• Webcomic creators Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub, and Katie Rice
• Nerdcore rap artist MC Frontalot
• Musician-comedians Paul And Storm
• Angry Joe Show’s Joe Vargas
• YouTube gamer Jesse Cox
• GTNews’ Andrea Rene
• IGN’s Greg Miller
• Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot
• Electric Playground’s Jose Sanchez
PAX Prime attendees and Twitch viewers can check out “The Gauntlet” tournaments at the below times:
• Game Preview and Tournament Pre-Matches: Friday (August 29) – 6:30pm – 8:30pm PDT
• Tournament Semifinals: Saturday (August 30) – 3:00pm – 5:00pm PDT
• Tournament Semifinals: Sunday (August 31) – 6:30pm – 8:30pm PDT
• Main Event – Tournament Finals: Monday (September 1) – 11:30am – 1:30pm PDT
Finally, the Gauntlet Food Truck will be making its PAX Prime debut! From August 29 to September 1, show attendees who need food badly can attack some delicious, enormous turkey legs on the corner of 9th Avenue and Pine Street. To find out when the food truck will be handing out these tasty treats, follow@playgauntlet on Twitter and the#NeedFoodBadly hashtag for the most up-to-date information.
Official Site: Gauntlet.com