Set to be released on May 13th, 2016, the latest installment in the Doom franchise will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. According to executive producer, Marty Stratton, the game will be centered around “badass demons, big effing guns and moving really, really fast”. Created by id Software and released by Bethesda Softworks, the game will feature multiple multiplayer modes and a custom mapmaker called SnapMap that let players create their own missions from scratch and share them with friends. Pre-orders are already being taken for the game on their official website and a collector’s edition that features a 12-inch demon statue is also available for $119.99.
Set in a similar universe as the original Doom classic from 1993, the player takes on the role of a member of the Rapid Response Tactical Squad who must rid a Martian research facility of the demons that have taken it over. As the player wakes up, he finds himself in Martian UAC (Union Aerospace Corporation) facility and realizes that something’s not quite right. After making his way across the Martian surface, the player finds himself in an industrial complex that houses a misaligned satellite dish. By re-aligning the dish, the player plans to track down the source of the demonic invasion and put a stop to it once and for all.
In order to quell the evil forces of Hell, the player must battle his way across the Martian landscape, engaging demons of all shapes and sizes along the way. The game is very fast-paced and requires the player to utilize sprinting, jumping, and a built-in karate system for demonic melee fight scenes. Players are not limited in the number of weapons they can carry, but you cannot reload or regenerate health. Fortunately, ammo and health packs can be found all over the place and body armor can be worn to reduce the amount of damage taken.
Though not much is known about the upcoming release of Doom 4, which has been in the works since August 2007, it is known that four separate multiplayer options are available, which include Team Deathmatch, Clan Arena, Freeze Tag, and Domination. Enemies will include possessed humans, 9 different kinds of demons, plus cyberdemons. Fortunately, the player can also become a demon under special circumstances when they pick up a demon rune, which only appear spontaneously and have a timer that limits how long the player can be in demon-mode.