Since it’s E3 tease, fans have been eagerly awaiting the full DOOM Eternal reveal, which Bethesda showed off during their QuakeCon keynote address. We learned the sequel to the game will take us to multiple locations (including Earth) as the story unravels new secrets behind the Doom universe.
It’s a sequel, so things have to be bigger and (hopefully) better, which means we’re getting plenty of new enemies and weapons to slay them with:
Unleash the overwhelming power of the DOOM Slayer. With updated armor and an arsenal of new and improved equipment, including a shoulder-mounted cannon with flamethrower, extendable blade, and a new dash ability, you’re faster and deadlier than ever. Destroy every demon in your path with an upgraded array of guns and mods, including the Super Shotgun’s new Meat Hook attachment to pull yourself point blank with the faces of hell.
Rip More, Tear More
Obliterate more demons than ever before, each with their own attacks and abilities. Fan-favorite classics such as the Pain Elemental, Archvile, and Arachnotron make their return, while a horde of totally-new demons join the roster including the DOOM Hunter and corrupted Marauders. DOOM Eternal’s “destructible demons” system takes your power fantasy to new levels by ensuring that every trigger pull has never felt better.
On top of that, the biggest new gameplay feature will be a Dark Souls-esque Invasion mode where you can pop up (as a Demon) into someone else’s campaign and throw them for a loop:
As the Slayer, allow real players to invade your campaign as demons for a dramatic and unpredictable twist anytime you’re playing the campaign. Or join the ranks of the damned yourself as you become a demon and invade a friend or other player’s campaign. Invade others either by yourself or with another player, as part of a hunting party, to give the Slayer a true taste of Hell.
Bethesda also revealed a more traditional PvP multiplayer will be coming with DOOM Eternal (developed in house), though there’s not a whole lot of information on it right now. So we’re still waiting on some details about the game in general, but today’s reveal is pretty impressive and has all of us ready to rip and tear once again!
We still don’t have a release date for DOOM Eternal but they did confirm the game will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PCs, AND the Nintendo Switch! The Switch port of the game will be handled once again by Panic Button, who did the first DOOM port along with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus…so it’s in great hands.
Stay tuned to Cinelinx as we’ll have more coverage of DOOM Eternal coming up (including interviews with the developers)!