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Eidos Revitalizes A Timeless Coin-Op Classic With GAUNTLET® On The Nintendo DS

They're adding voice chat to our beloved Gauntlet - MDS

Redwood City, Calif. – April 07, 2008 – Eidos Interactive, creators of some
> of the world’s leading videogame properties, today announced Gauntlet®, a
> classic action role playing game (RPG), coming to the Nintendo DS™.
>
> “Eidos is proud to revitalize the iconic Gauntlet franchise from Midway by
> offering a totally revamped iteration of the classic multiplayer action RPG
> to the Nintendo DS™” said Robert A. Lindsey, Executive Vice President of
> Sales and Marketing for Eidos Inc. “Gauntlet pushes the technology behind the
> DS by introducing VoIP as well as offering gamers an in-depth competitive
> multiplayer experience never before explored in the Gauntlet universe.”
>
> One of the few titles taking full advantage of the hardware capabilities of
> the Nintendo DS™, Gauntlet offers Voiceover IP (VoIP) which allows voice
> communication through the Nintendo DS microphone, giving players more options
> to interact with their friends online.
>
> Gauntlet offers fast-paced, retro RPG gameplay in addition to the in-depth
> multiplayer features including cooperative play, and competitive multiplayer.
> The co-op story mode campaign features 40 maps across three realms, allowing
> players to experience Gauntlet with up to three friends, banding together
> with their powers to defeat swarms of demons and skeletons and clear a path
> to victory. The arcade style competitive multiplayer feature strengthens the
> addictive Gauntlet experience by introducing ranked multiplayer games like
> Death Match, Team Death Match and Treasure Hoard game modes across 16 unique
> maps. Co-op and competitive multiplayer can be hosted locally over Nintendo
> Wi-Fi Connection.
>
> Gauntlet is set in a fantasy-themed universe where evil cloaks the world from
> the high clouds of Ascendia to the depths of the lava-ridden Abyss. Players
> can choose from the four classic heroes, Elf, Warrior, Wizard, and Valkyrie,
> each with their own strengths, weaknesses and special abilities. Throughout
> the journey, the heroes will slash their way through demonic foes and gain up
> to four power move abilities to aid them in their battle with evil.
>
> Developed by Backbone Entertainment, a division of Foundation 9
> Entertainment, Gauntlet is scheduled for release on the Nintendo DS™ this
> summer 2008.

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