id Software’s 2016 Doom revival was a deal with, serving up its gloriously visceral, laser-focussed FPS motion with lashings of modern-day polish. Hopes are excessive that this 12 months’s follow-up, Doom Eternal, will proceed the nice work – and there is now a smidgen of new single-player campaign footage to scrutinise in id’s newest gameplay trailer.
Although a piece of the trailer is devoted to organising what passes for a narrative in Doom, I suspect the vast majority of gamers will not be tuning in for the narrative. Luckily, id’s newest footage would not skimp on the gameplay, packing in its fair proportion of gorgeously lurid hellscapes and limbs detaching from torsos at alarming velocities.
Look intently among the many stays of Earth in 2151 and you may spot the fearsome new Gladiator and up to date Marauder, in addition to a choice of appropriately ugly new glory kills. Perhaps most enjoyable, nevertheless, is a tantalising tease of the Slayer’s new Crucible sword in motion.
Not proven in the trailer is Doom Eternal’s new Slayer-versus-demons asymmetrical multiplayer, Battlemode, which id beforehand detailed throughout its QuakeCon Keynote presentation final 12 months.
Doom Eternal, which noticed its authentic November 2019 launch date delayed in order to fulfill id’s “standards of speed and polish”, is now scheduled to come back to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on 20th March. A Switch model will observe at a later date.