Doom’s release date and Collector’s Edition revealed


Doom was the second first-person shooter I ever played (the first was Heretic, which was basically the same but with magic instead of guns) and the nostalgia has been enough for many fans of the original to jump right onto the hype train for the remake. For those of you who are anxious to find out when you’ll be able to get busy slaughtering demons again, you’re in luck because Bethesda announced late yesterday that Doom will be landing on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 13 May.

In addition, some light has been shed on what you can expect to receive if you fork out a few extra doll hairs for the Collector’s Edition. Included with the game, which will come packaged in a metal game case, is a 12 inch (or 30.48cm for the logical folks who use the metric system) statue of the Revenant demon, which has been designed by collectibles creator Triforce. This CE will be available locally for R1999, so it isn’t cheap, but to be fair, Collector’s Editions rarely are.

If you decide to pre-order either the Collector’s Edition or standard edition, you’ll get the Demon Multiplayer Pack. This DLC incentive includes a unique demon armour set with 3 skin variations, 6 metallic paint colours, and 3 id Software logo patterns, which can all be applied to weapons and armour. You will also receive 6 Hack Modules which are instantly unlocked consumables used in multiplayer matches.

On the official site, Bethesda has outlined a bit of what we can expect from the remake of this classic FPS:

  • A Relentless Campaign – There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways.
  • Return of id® Multiplayer – Dominate your opponents in DOOM’s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon.
  • Endless Possibilities – DOOM SnapMap® – a powerful, but easy-to-use game and level editor – allows for limitless gameplay experiences on every platform. Without any previous experience or special expertise, any player can quickly and easily snap together and visually customize maps, add pre-defined or completely custom gameplay, and even edit game logic to create new modes. Instantly play your creation, share it with a friend, or make it available to players around the world – all in-game with the push of a button.

Here is the campaign trailer:

Are you excited about jumping back into Doom after all these years, or has it lost a lot of its appeal since your childhood? Let us know in the comments.

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