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Doom 3 Re-Master Coming This Fall

It's time to pull out the big guns again.

You may not have known that you wanted it, but Bethesda has just announced the aptly titled Doom 3 BFG Edition.  Seemingly coming out of nowhere, the BFG Edition will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime this fall and as you would expect, it packs a wallop.

Mirroring the ubiquitous GOTY and Complete game re-releases, this iteration of Doom 3 will include both the regular release of the game as well as the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack.  This would be decent enough on its own, but you can’t go around calling yourself the BFG Edition if it isn’t, well, big.

To sweeten the deal, both the game and expansion have been completed re-mastered – enhancing the graphics with improved rendering and lighting, adding a check point system for those that desperately need one, and supporting Xbox 360 Achievements and PlayStation 3 trophies. 

This is all good, but what really makes this edition stand out is the inclusion of seven brand new levels called “The Lost Mission,” which effectively adds hours of new gameplay to an already expansive package.  

Oh, and did we mention that it also comes with the original Doom and Doom 2 as well?  

If you want to see how well the re-mastered game looks, check out the announcement trailer that was just released today.  Do you think that this could possibly be a lead up to an announcement to the long in development Doom 4?  Let yourself be heard in the comments section below.

Press Release


BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES DOOM 3 BFG EDITION

id Software’s Genre-Defining Game Returns This Fall with All-New Content

May 30, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that DOOM® 3 BFG Edition will be available this Fall and features DOOM® 3 and the Resurrection of Evil® add-on pack, both of which have been completely re-mastered. The package also includes hours of new content – seven new levels entitled ‘The Lost Mission.’ DOOM 3 BFG Edition is slated for release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC and PlayStation® 3 – marking the first time any DOOM game has ever appeared on the PlayStation® 3.

Re-mastered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, this genre defining game and its expansion pack offers greatly enhanced graphics, deeply immersing the player in the demonic world of this terrifying horror masterpiece. Players will also experience a never-before-seen single-player story, ‘The Lost Mission,’ featuring seven heart-pounding levels that will once again have them on the edge of their seats.

DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and ‘The Lost Mission’ have been optimized in 3D, featuring 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game. id® Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and DOOM 3 now features the new armor-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.

“DOOM 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said John Carmack, Technical Director at id Software. “Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls. New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”

As a special bonus, DOOM 3 BFG Edition will also include the original DOOM® and DOOM® 2 games, making it the definitive collection of the revolutionary games developed by id Software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.facebook/Doom.


About id Software:

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id, id Tech, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Resurrection of Evil, QUAKE, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and QuakeCon and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from five of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and MachineGames – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein® and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com.


 

Comments

Michael117

05/30/2012 at 01:03 PM

I'm in. The remastered visuals should be nice, and I'm happy Resurrection of Evil comes with it. I tended to enjoy RoE more than Doom 3. RoE is a full game in its own right. It's an expansion pack but it's every bit as lengthy as Doom 3 if I remember correctly, and with the addition of the gravity gun and some other mechanical changes from Doom 3 I think RoE was a superior game.

This should be pretty decent as a remaster, but the thing I'm most excited about is that I bet this is part of bigger scheme. They might be trying to get Doom into people's minds again so they can build excitement for Doom 4 or get new fans into the series. 343 had the same strategy with their remaster of Halo CE. Maybe there will be some news about Doom 4 before long.

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Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

05/30/2012 at 02:19 PM

The remastered graphics don't look that good to me anyway but with it including the first two games, as well as extra content, this is a great collections for fans and those wanting to see the Doom series.

Meanwhile, I'm still trying to get through the game.

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Press Release

BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES DOOM 3 BFG EDITION

id Software’s Genre-Defining Game Returns This Fall with All-New Content

May 30, 2012 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a Z...

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