Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal
“Once again it is time to RIP AND TEAR”
Last week at Quakecon, attendees were treated to news and gameplay from some of Bethesda’s most highly anticipated titles like Fallout 76, Rage 2, and Quake Champions. But easily the most anticipated reveal was saved for the end of the show where Hugo Martin, Creative Director and Marty Stratton, Game Director were brought on stage to give everyone in the crowd, and those watching the stream at home, their first look at Doom Eternal. Check out the official Doom Eternal gameplay reveal trailer below:
Some highlights from the reveal include:
The number and variety of demons in Doom Eternal has doubled from the previous game. These enemy types include reimaginings of enemies from the original Doom II: Hell on Earth, as well as completely new enemies to rip and tear.
Speaking of ripping and tearing, demons in Doom Eternal are destructible and will show signs of damage as they are shot, stabbed, and burned by Doomguy.
Doomguy has gotten some upgrades to fight the hordes of Hell that have been unleashed on Earth. These upgrades include a shoulder mounted cannon that acts as a flamethrower (and possibly other ammo types), as well as an arm-mounted blade that is used in glory kills and other melee attacks. Not only has Doomguy been upgraded, but so have his weapons. Most notably, the “Meat Hook” attachment to the Super Shotgun which lets Doomguy grapple onto distant enemies, flinging him towards them like a zip line of death.
Doomguy can now dash! In perhaps the biggest change to movement in the franchise’s history, Doomguy can dash on the ground and in the air an, as of now unknown, number of times. This will allow players an unprecedented amount of freedom of movement, and I can’t wait to push the system to its limit.
In what should be very familiar to players of the Dark Souls series of games, Doom Eternal will allow players to invade other player’s campaigns as demons, and even allow these player demons to team up on the host player. This is all, thankfully, optional and the Invasion system can be turned on and off whenever you want, in case you want to enjoy your carnage with no interruptions.
Doom Eternal has no release date but has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.