DOOM Eternal launch trailer: The Slayer’s time is now
While many film releases and events are unfortunately being delayed, Bethesda is keeping gamers’ spirits high with the debut of the official launch trailer for the long-awaited DOOM Eternal, which is set to hit shelves on March 20. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
As the DOOM Slayer, you’ll return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell. Set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, you’ll fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities.
With twice as many demons being featured in the sequel as its predecessor, there will be new enemy types including The Marauder and Doom Hunter, while also featuring the returns of previous franchise enemies Pain Elemental, Arachnotron, and Archville.
The new installment will also feature a new system called “Destructible Demons” in which enemies’ bodies become progressively deteriorated and destroyed in combat as they suffer damage. In expanding on the more arcade feel of the 2016 reboot, a new life system will allow players to collected 1-up items that resemble green helmets scattered around the environment. Should the Slayer perish in combat, he will respawn where he died is he has spare lives rather than restarting at the nearest checkpoint.
There will also be a new multiplayer mode entitled “Invasion” in which players can join other single-player campaigns, fighting against them as demons in a manner similar to that of the Dark Souls franchise. Those who wish to play the game solo or without this additional challenge can deactivate this mode.
DOOM Eternal will launch on March 20 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC.