Bethesda is finally ushering upon us our Doom. At least we have a few months left before May 13th. And yes, that is indeed a Friday. Delightful. The game, which for a while didn’t seem as though it’d see the light of day, is the first in the Doom series since Doom 3 in 2004. There’s just as much time between Doom 3 and this Doom as there was between Doom 2 and Doom 3.
Also the there’s less time between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and us than there is between the T-Rex and the Stegosaurus. Yup. The T-Rex existed almost 100 million years after Steggy, whereas it’s only been about 65 million years since the T-Rex walked the Earth. How’s that for a random factoid?
To commemorate this arrival of this new Doom, Bethesda has released a new trailer:
My first impression after how gloriously gory the game appears (I won’t even mention the execution animations, because they’re a non issue), is how it doesn’t look quite as good as it did in the reveal trailer last year. Not that I’m someone who runs around like a chicken with its head cutoff proclaiming “downgrade,” but I wonder if this is PS4 or Xbox One footage whereas everything else we saw was on a high end PC. But I guess they could’ve simply tweaked it. It still looks damn spiffy, though. Guess we’ll know for sure when May 13th rolls around.
If you agree just how spiffy it looks, and want to show your appreciation with your hard-earned dollars, then by golly Bethesda has the thing for you. For a meager $119.99 (USD), you can get the collector’s edition of the game.
Better act fast. Supplies are limited.
The game does look quite promising, if I do say so. They seem to have the speed and momentum of a Doom game down, and it looks delightful enough to play.
So delightful that I might very well douse myself in pigs blood before diving into it.