For Gamescom 2019 this week Bethesda released a new video for DOOM Eternal, developer id Software’s follow-up to their 2016 reboot of the demon-blasting first-person shooter series.
The video introduces a new enemy the Slayer will come face to face with in the game, called the Hunter. You can find lots more info on the game and size up this new foe in the video below.
THE FORCES OF HELL HAVE CLAIMED EARTH, OVERWHELMING THE PLANET WITH DEMONS
It’s time for you to once again fill the skull-crushing boots of the DOOM Slayer and save humanity from utter destruction.
Of course, there’s only one way to stop the chaos: rip and tear through every demon in your path, until it is done.
In DOOM Eternal, fight through the relentless demon onslaught with unmatched speed, devastating weaponry and evolved aggression-first combat as the legendary DOOM Slayer. See the newest trailer for a taste of the adrenaline-fueled combat, engaging gameplay and expanding universe that awaits in DOOM Eternal’s single-player Campaign.
The Slayer is deadlier this time around, but so are the enemies he faces. To annihilate the demon onslaught, players need to master a deadly combination of raw firepower, fast movement, aggressive resource management and old-fashioned instinct in DOOM Eternal’s demanding encounters.
The Slayer must rely on every aspect of his upgraded arsenal and abilities to combat the escalating strength of Hell’s fully unleashed minions. Every resource matters and slaying at full strength means managing them aggressively. If you need something, charge into combat and take it from the demons.
Use the new Flame Belch ability on the Slayer’s shoulder-mounted Equipment Launcher to set demons ablaze and then shoot the immolated foes for armor. To restore health, use overwhelming firepower to stagger a demon and follow up with the ultimate rip-and-tear finisher, the Glory Kill. Ammo is scarce, so eviscerating enemies with the Chainsaw is essential for restocking the Slayer’s munitions.
As the waves of demons you fight get tougher, you’ll need to utilize the right weapons in your arsenal at the right times to maximize your damage. With DOOM Eternal’s demon destruction system, tearing apart demons piece by piece is not only fun, it’s useful, as targeting and destroying a heavy demon’s primary guns can help make short, bloody work of even the toughest foes.
From the gap-closing Double Dash to the Meathook mod for the Super Shotgun, which allows you to hook into and get up-close-and-personal with a demon, DOOM Eternal puts you in control of the ultimate demon killing machine. But resourceful fighting is only one of the many additions to the Slayer’s kit. On top of powerful new weapons like the energy-bladed Crucible and devastating Ballista, new options like scaling sheer walls, vaulting from monkey bars, punching through walls, breaking chains and much more allows you to master the environment as much as the combat.
Back at E3 2019 the game’s Battlemode multiplayer option was teased. Recently a new video diving much deeper into the multiplayer mode was released, which I’ve also included below for anyone who missed it.
The game can be pre-ordered in a Standard Edition for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, or in a Deluxe Edition on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s also a Collector’s Edition, but that hasn’t been available pretty much anywhere online that I’ve seen.
DOOM Eternal is set to be released a few months from now on November 22nd.
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RAZE HELL. DOOM Eternal launches on 11.22.19. Watch the reveal of the DOOM Hunter, one of DOOM Eternal’s new and most formidable enemies.
Pre-order DOOM Eternal to receive the DOOT Revenant Skin, the exclusive “Cultist Base” Master Level, and the Throwback Shotgun Weapon Skin.
Join the Slayers Club, the official DOOM fan club, at SlayersClub.com for exclusive rewards.
BATTLEMODE is DOOM Eternal’s all-new 2-v-1 multiplayer mode. Developed in-house at id Software, BATTLEMODE features all the fast, frenetic and ferocious combat that defines DOOM’s single player. Fight across six unique arenas with 5 playable demons — ALL future maps and playable demons will be free for all players.
Play as either a fully loaded DOOM Slayer, or on a team of two player-controlled demons. The Slayer and the demons’ objective may be the same – destroy the other side – but their playstyles are entirely different. Which side will reign victorious? Find out in BATTLEMODE when DOOM Eternal launches on November 22, 2019.