Our complete guide to Doom, including where to buy the game and all the latest news and rumours regarding the Doom DLC. "Doom is a special part of each of our gaming histories", explained Id Software during the E3 2015 conference in which Bethseda announced Doom. "The foundation of any Doom experience is centred around three things: badass demons, big fucking guns and moving really fast." You can re-watch the Bethesda E3 2015 press conference if you missed it.
Doom DLC details: Bethesda announces DLC roadmap at E3 2016
During Bethesda's showcase at E3 2016, the company announced the roadmap for Doom including free and paid DLC as well as improvements to various features including SnapMap, Doom's level creation software. In a video presented by id Software’s Marty Stratton, he explains that there are a number of improvements coming to the multiplayer aspect of the game including the introduction of Exodus, Doom's take on Capture the Flag with only a single flag. Exodus is accompanied by a new capture and hold mode named Sector with both due to launch next month, along with three other free-for-all modes (including classic deathmatch) launching "in the coming months".
The news came alongside the announcement of the first piece of paid DLC for doom entitled "Unto the Evil". The downloadable content will offer three brand new multiplayer maps - Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual - along with a new enemy called Harvester, and a flurry of new weapons, etc. The paid DLC will be released alongside the free DLC next month, with pricing unknown at this time.
There's also going to be improvements made to the SnapMap feature, with the introduction of new tools, construction mods, themes, props, objects, weapons and items in the coming months. This allows users to create extremely detailed and entertaining maps for both online and offline use, producing custom maps that'll keep the game fresh for months to come.
Doom UK release date: When will Doom be released in the UK?
Doom UK release date: 13 May 2016
Up until recently, Bethesda would confirm only that Doom would have a 'Spring 2016' release date that would coincide with the release of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. That has now changed, and the company has announced that Doom will be available to buy on 13 May 2016. Three DLCs will come later. Bethesda also announced a Premium Collectors Edition of the game, which you can find more information about below.
Doom UK price, best Doom deals: Where can I find the best deal for Doom?
Boxed versions are also available if you're prepared to wait. For PC the best deal we have found is at Amazon UK for £30. By comparison ShopTo is charging £39.98 and GAME £33.99. You can also pick up the PS4 and Xbox One boxed copies from those stores from £39.86 (Amazon).
Alongside the announcement of the Doom release date, Bethesda also announced a Premium Collectors Edition that'd be available worldwide in limited edition numbers. It'll include a 12in collector's statue of a Revenant made by popular prop manufacturer TriForce, and is based on real in-game files for accuracy. It comes complete with an LED base and a slow turning internal turbine, and comes in an exclusive steel case. Price wise, it'll cost you £99.99 from GAME on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
It's worth noting that all pre-orders of Doom will come with the 'Demon Multiplayer Pack' that comes with a unique demon armour set, along with various skins, paint colours and ID logo patterns. It also features six consumable Hack Modules which should give you an upper hand when playing online with friends.
See also: Xbox One vs PS4 comparison.
Doom gameplay trailer E3 2015
The next-generation Doom game will bring lots of blood and gore as you might expect and the E3 2015 gave us a good look at what it will be like including weapons and the multiplayer. Modes will include Domination, Freeze Tag and Clan Arena and you'll also be able to experience very unique power-ups in multiplayer, too.
In the gameplay trailer at the top of the page, you'll see a lot of slow motion alien killing with various weapons as well as fists and feet. We like the look of the shotgun, laser canon and mysterious gun at the end which charges up glowing green. There's even a chainsaw if you like that kind of approach.
Below you'll find the latest Doom trailer, this time giving us a little look at what to expect from the campaign: