Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios (Helldivers), Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is releasing on August 11 in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4. When the PlayStation Store pre-order goes live in North America, it will cost $19.99 and comes with in-game item codes for Mordok’s Screaming Hammer and Reaper’s Visage Helm for the Warrior.
A re-imagined version of the co-op dungeon brawler, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition allows you to choose from four characters – Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. In this enhanced version of the game, you’ll travel to an unexplored realm and encounter new hero weapons and abilities, new monster types, additional features that increase team dynamics and strategy, and new game modes that will be revealed later this month.
As well, you’ll be able to choose from both local and online co-op multiplayer, with a combination of both uniquely built and randomly generated levels to explore.
Game Director Emil Englund explained that Gauntlet: Slayer Edition isn’t a port of the PC version:
I am here today to tell you that you were right. Yes, as many of you have already theorized, we will be releasing Gauntlet: Slayer Edition on PS4. 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. Gauntlet is simply a game that feels right at home on PS4.
This however, will not just be a straight port, but a stronger, cooler, and more slayer-y version of the one we released on PC. We’ve been shaping up 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.
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.
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is rated Mature for Violence, Blood, and Gore, but you’ll be able to disable the gore in the settings.
[Source: PS Blog]
Gauntlet PS4 Releases This August in the Slayer Edition