DOOM was the first FPS I ever played. It’s a memory indelibly etched in my mind. The first time that I unleased the full power of the double barrelled shotgun on a hapless imp, the cathartic release that accompanied chainsawing through a Shotgun Guy and the feeling of sheer terror when a Cyberdemon loomed onto the screen. Playing it was like glimpsing into the future of video gaming. Except, that was twenty-five years ago. Time flies when you’re having fun.
In recognition of this landmark achievement – and to help promote DOOM Eternal – Bethesda have announced the Slayer Club. Players can sign up to take part in the twenty-five year celebration and will received more details in the coming weeks around how to participate in the Year of DOOM, including information on exclusive content, rewards, events, contests, and much more. Players will also receive an exclusive Zombie Skin for DOOM Eternal when it launches.
Bethesda have also released a lovely trailer, celebrating twenty-five years of gibs, BFGs and Cacodemons. Warning: watching it will probably make you feel old.
You can sign up to the DOOM fan club by clicking here. It’ll help keep you occupied until we all have chance to return to Hell in DOOM Eternal, set to be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A release date is yet to be confirmed.