Gauntlet DS is the cancelled chapter of the popular hack and slash series, that was in development at Backbone Entertainment and it would have been published by Eidos Interactive / Midway Games. The game should have been released in October 2008, but after its initial announcement, the project vanished from their release list. There’s not any official statement, but it’s possible that Gauntlet DS was canned for economic reasons.
The bankruptcy of Midway Games, owners of the Gauntlet license, could be one of the reasons behind the game’s death. The game would have had local wireless and online four-player mode, 40 maps, and voice chat capabilities. We really hope that in the future a playable version of this game could be leaked and preserved, it looked like an awesome coop-game!
It was on one of the DS Download Volumes, maybe someone can extract it from there?
Wow, really interesting, i did not know about those DS Download Volumes… it seems that it was in Volume 9 http://www.dssinglecard.com/downloadstations-then.html and it seems already avaiable online if you search “DS Download Volume 9” on google… i’m going to try this later :O
Still better than nothing xd
This only got added just yesterday? That’s weird…
I’ll try to up the demo for AG tonight.
Wow… I anticipated the release for such a long time, even when there was little hope. Seeing it here really crushes me.
The file name for that download volume 9 should be “ind-ds9u.zip” but i did not find it yet :\
guys ive found something for this go here :)
it’s a ds demo download station volume 9
Thanks Arshes91! I hope it’s not a fake/virus ;P I’ll try it this evening
monokoma trust me is not fake is real, ive controlled to my self in inside of the file and have separated to all nds file demo games and videos too :)
one of the code name should be gaunlet ds :)
This game was finished and submitted to Nintendo for final approval, that’s where I played it, so there is a full done version somewhere, just waiting to be leaked.
I really hope so, it would be nice to see the full game preserved :)
Was upped some weeks ago, in case you missed it (as I stated some posts above).
here’s some gameplay i did feel free to add it
Added! Thanks Kevin :D
Since Warner Bros Interactive got the license of Gauntlet francise (therefore a port of the original game for the mobile phones) it’s a big shame they didn’t took care of this game as well.
I don’t think that we’ll ever see Gauntlet again.
It resurfaced on a popular forum recently…
Hello Monokuma, I don’t know if you will even read this message, but the ROM for North America and Europe were announced to be completely dumped on Christmas 2013 on a forum site (via Assembler Games, now only accessible with Internet Archive): https://web.archive.org/web/20180528133537/https://assemblergames.com/threads/gauntlet-ds-100.49350/. However, if you’re interested on playing it (presumed 100% complete build), here’s the North America version: https://archive.org/download/no-ndsdec2021/Gauntlet%20%28USA%29%20%28En%2CFr%2CEs%29%20%28Proto%29.zip. Here’s the European version: https://archive.org/download/no-ndsdec2021/Gauntlet%20%28Europe%29%20%28En%2CFr%2CDe%2CEs%2CIt%29%20%28Proto%29.zip.