News: Midway reveals the first details on John Romero's Gauntlet project.
A while back, Midway and John Romero announced that Romero would be helping to develop the next entry in the Gauntlet series. Today we know a little bit more about the game offically dubbed Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows. The game will ship this winter for the Xbox and PS2 and all we really know is the story:
Centuries ago, four immortal heroes set out to kill the most powerful emperor their age had ever known. They failed, and for their crimes, three were crucified on a great tree at the bottom of the world. Mysteriously set free, the heroes set out to finish what they had started, only to find that they must now save their tormentor from his own dreams and madness. Driven to grief by seven acts of deep cruelty and selfishness, the emperor seeks to undo the one that pains him the most: the murder of his lover, Cusirimay. If the ancient heroes cannot undo the emperor's deeds on their own, his mad plans may tear apart the world.
Midway also said the game would feature a new fighting system that "allows for easy pick-up-and-play while simultaneously offering deeper choices for more advanced players." One to four players will be able to tackle this adventure at home or online and Midway hopes to build a thriving online community for Seven Sorrows.
We'll give you more on Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows as we learn more.