The New Doom Gets May Release Date, Collector’s Edition
The next Doom will soon be ready to open the gates of Hell.
Doom will release worldwide on May 13 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Bethesda Softworks announced on Thursday.
There will also be a collector’s edition retailing for $119.99 that includes a 12-inch Revenant demon statue on an LED-lit base. This premium edition also comes with a steelbook case for the game.
The statue for Doom’s iconic character was designed using real 3D files from the game to create the model. TriForce, the New York company behind the Revenant statue, also made figures for franchises like Halo, Gears of War and Batman: Arkham.
The new Doom is a reboot of the franchise developed by id Software. The fourth game in the series will feature a campaign and several multiplayer modes. It will also include a level editor tool called Doom SnapMap for players to create custom multiplayer maps.
Pre-ordering Doom will get the Demon Multiplayer Pack, which includes a demon armor set with three appearance variations, cosmetic items and different metallic colors for weapons and armor. The pack also includes one-time consumable items called Hack Modules that give boosts in multiplayer.
The game’s official box art was also revealed, featuring the franchise’s marine on the cover.
There will still be a multiplayer beta before the game’s release. Access codes were included with certain copies of Wolfenstein: The New Order that released in May 2014.
The fourth Doom was first officially announced in May 2008 and has had a long and troubled development cycle, with the first design called Doom 4 compared to a Call of Duty game. Bethesda rebooted the project’s development in 2011 to its current form, rebranding the game as just Doom. Bethesda revealed gameplay from the new Doom at its own E3 conference last June. The game is running on the new id Tech 6 engine.
The game’s campaign once again takes place on Mars, with a Union Aerospace Corporation facility overrun by demons.
The original Doom is one of the most iconic and important video games of all-time, created in 1993 by id Software with its co-founders John Romero and John Carmack. The game popularized the first-person shooter genre and revolutionized the industry with its immersive 3D graphics, violent gameplay, multiplayer deathmatches and level modding. While Romero hasn’t been with id Software since the mid ’90s, this upcoming Doom will be the first without Carmack, who left the studio to become the CTO of Oculus VR in 2013.
The last game in the franchise was Doom 3 for the PC in August 2004, which was later ported to the original Xbox in April 2005. Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, released in April 2005 for PC and October for the Xbox as an expansion pack for the base game.
Watch the new campaign trailer for Doom:
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