Doom Eternal will be the 5th main title in the Doom series, following on from “Doom” released in 2016. It is developed by ID Software, the developers of the original Doom game, and published by Bethesda Softworks.
The Doom series is one of the most iconic in video game history. The original Doom game from 1993 is considered one of the most important games ever for having helped pioneer the FPS genre.
Doom Eternal release date
E3 2019 produced a pleasant surprise for Doom enthusiasts as Bethesda announced Doom Eternal will release on November 22, 2019.
Much like the 2016 installment of the series, Doom Eternal will be available on all of the major platforms. This includes PC (Microsoft Windows), PS4, Xbox and the Nintendo Switch.
Doom Eternal gameplay
The hype for Doom Eternal has only been increased by the substantial amount of gameplay footage that was released in August 2018.
The gameplay shows off an array of Doom-esque guns, monsters (demons) and various battle locations. Classic pick-up items such as old blue potions are also present, which at helps to keeps that iconic Doom feel.
Other takeaways from the 15-minutes worth of footage include the hint that it might be little too easy to kill (kill is an understatement), although this is probably just an effort to highlight the game.
Extra details such as the announcement system saying: “Demon can be an offensive term, refer to them as mortally challenged,” only add to the excitement.
One new feature for Doom Eternal is the ability to make enemies drop specific resources. In Doom 2016 you could kill demons with a chainsaw to make them drop ammo and a glory kill to drop health.
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This has been expanded in Doom Eternal with a double glory kill adding a blood punch option. Additionally, killing demons with a flamethrower makes them drop armor packs.
Since then, E3 2019 has showcased more gameplay, which has only added to the hype for the demon shooting game. Here is the official Doom Eternal story trailer – spoiler alert: it contains gore and just a little bit of violence.
Elsewhere, a new Doom movie, ‘Doom: Annihilation’ has been making headlines for the wrong reasons after a trailer was released on March 11.
Some Doom fans will be wondering if this is part of the upcoming Doom Eternal game – there is a clear answer to that, it certainly is not.
Bethesda provided a blunt response when asked for an opinion on the trailer: “We’re not involved with the movie.”
We're not involved with the movie. https://t.co/Du3wHSHk44
— DOOM (@DOOM) March 11, 2019
With a 94% dislike ratio, an astounding amount for a YouTube video, it is no wonder Bethesda want to remove all association with the movie.