Enhanced “Slayer Edition” of Gauntlet reboot will arrive on PS4 on August 11

Arrowhead’s Gauntlet reboot will finally make its way to consoles next month as Gauntlet: Slayer Edition. The Slayer Edition will be available to download through the PlayStation Store beginning on August 11, though players can pre-order the game starting today.

The Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, and Elf will make their PS4 debut alongside include “new weapons and abilities, new monster types, additional features that increase team dynamics and strategy, and new gameplay modes.” Arrowhead hopes this enhanced edition of the game will feel brand new even to people who previously played it on the PC. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Game Director Emil Englund outlined what else players can expect to find in the Slayer Edition:

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.

It’s currently unknown if the Gauntlet: Slayer Edition will ever make it to the Xbox One.

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