Malin Hedström Co-Founder of Arrowhead Game Studios has today announced that the new Gauntlet: Slayer Edition will be available for the PS4 on August 11th.
If you have already played Gauntlet you will already know that Enemies in Gauntlet are easy to defeat on their own, but combined they should provide a challenge.
Watch the trailer below to learn more about the new Gauntlet: Slayer Edition that will be available to purchase from next week and see a little gameplay. Hedström explains:
For a number of months now the Gauntlet team has been working tirelessly to mold the game into what we fully envisioned. The key points we have wanted to address are Hero depth, gameplay variation, and overall visuals — and we did this by both adding new features and updating existing ones.
Designer Nils Hansson Bjerke elaborate on the Enemy updates of Gauntlet: Slayer Edition.
The makings of a great boss is a project within the project. A good boss battle lets the player apply his skills and abilities to a foe that optimally is unlike anything else in the game.
Unfortunately that requires a lot of custom code and content, which is why many games have, from a player perspective, lazy boss battles — like beefed up normal enemies for example. Then we as developers don’t have to deviate too much from the game’s core mechanics that we have spent so much time on getting right.
Now, Gauntlet’s core gameplay revolves around hordes of enemies. Anything straying from that formula gets increasingly more problematic to realize within the game’s framework. When making Slayer Edition we made the decision to focus on improving the 95% of play time you are not fighting bosses. We are of course doing some polish and fixes to them. I think veteran Gauntlet players will want to pay good old Morak another visit in Slayer Edition!
For more details about what you can expect from the new Slayer Edition jump over to the Playstation Blog via the link below.
Source: PS Blog