Officially coming to the Nintendo Switch.
During the official QuakeCon 2018 keynote, id Software showed off a bevy of new gameplay footage for Doom Eternal, as well as some story details.
First up was a full seven minutes of gameplay from Doom Eternal that showed off new gameplay elements, including the Doom Slayer 2.0. Players will control this updated Slayer, complete with new armor, a shoulder-mounted cannon with a flamethrower, an extendable arm blade for melee attacks and a new dash ability.
Upgraded guns were also shown off, including the Super Shotgun’s new Meat Hoot attachment that pulls the Slayer towards demons, letting you get up close and personal before blowing them to bits.
The footage also introduces enemies, both old and new. This includes the Pain Elemental, Archvile and Arachnotron from previous Doom titles, while new enemies include the Doom Hunter and corrupted Marauders. The game’s new “destructible demons” system shows enemies literally being torn apart progressively as you take them down.
The studio revealed that an all-new invasion mode is coming to Doom Eternal, which allows players to invade other campaigns as demons in a somewhat similar fashion to Dark Souls. However, in Eternal players can actually team up and invade other players as a group of demons.
Looking to build more lore and story for Doom, id said “We’re not just making a Doom game anymore, we’re building a Doom universe.” Following Doom (2016), the Doom Slayer is now fighting demons in a literal Hell on Earth, though that won’t be the only location players will be able to visit. Gameplay from Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, was also shown off during the keynote, which can be seen below.
During the keynote, id took the time to show off how fast the game plays on a PC using a mouse and keyboard setup, which includes an increased field of view. Check out the PC gameplay running on idTech 7 below.
The studio also confirmed that the game will run at 60fps, though didn’t specify if that also includes the Nintendo Switch version of the game. For reference, Doom for Switch ran at around 30fps.
No release date for Doom Eternal has been given, though id has confirmed that the game is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
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