Bethesda’s E3 showcase continues to do the business, and next up on their schedule is shooting sequel Doom Eternal. The folks from id software immediately set out their stall by saying it was set to be the ultimate action fantasy, casting you as the Doom Bringer, the fastest, most-powerful demon slayer of all time. It looks as though the folks at id software have gone further down the gaming rabbit-hole, with clear neon colour gaming-styled pick-ups spinning merrily amongst all of the hideously realistic demons.
The game will take place across dimensions, from heaven to hell to the Sentinel home world and beyond. You’re going to have access to a rad suit and have to combat radiation as you make your way through various irradiated areas. Besides that the trailer showed us some snappy movement, with plenty of leaping and clambering about as well as a few punching block puzzles. There is of course also a hammering heavy metal soundtrack to further batter your senses into submission
The team were keen to make it clear that they’re deeply committed to engaging level design as well as all of the very loud shoot stuff. There’ll always be something new to throw at you, and Doom Eternal looks to be shaping up to be a hugely enjoyable – if full on – experience.
The new Doom multiplayer mode is called Battle Mode which seemingly offers players a choice of roles. In this 2v1 mode, each demon has unique attacks, and movements, with two enemy demons going up against one fully-loaded Slayer. The footage has already left plenty to sink in for the Doom community, but for those hungry for more they won’t have to wait long as further details are set to follow at Quakecon.
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Doom Eternal is set to launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on the 22nd of November 2019, and based on what we’ve seen it could well be this Christmas’ biggest – or at least scariest – FPS by a long way.
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