Eidos Interactive has today announced that Gauntlet, a modern reworking of the classic fantasy hack and slash from Midway, is to be released for Nintendo DS this October.

In Gauntlet players choose from the four classic heroes, Elf, Warrior, Wizard and Valkyrie, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and special abilities.

"With Gauntlet we've revitalised all of the action and fun of the original 1980s arcade classic, whilst updating the visuals and gameplay for today's DS gamer," said Ray Livingston, Brand Manager at Eidos. "With four-player Wi-Fi cooperative mode, one of the most memorable multiplayer gaming experiences of all time is back with a bang."

The new DS game will feature Voiceover IP which allows voice communication through the Nintendo DS microphone, allowing for easy interaction with friends.

Developer Backbone Entertainment has crammed plenty of content into the DS cart, including 40 maps set across three realms, cooperative play and competitive multiplayer (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Treasure Horde). Multiplayer modes are available using local wireless and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Gauntlet is scheduled for release on Nintendo DS in October.