Box art, painted by Don Ivan Punchatz.
June 25, 2012
by Andrea Emmes
Total throw back to my early gaming days, id Software released DOOM® hit the market back in 1993 and I was blown away as this FPS (First Person Shooter) took the gaming world by storm. It was addictive, nerve racking and totally amazing as you demolish demons on different planets as the bad ass space marine, Doomguy.
NOW, Bethesda is releasing yet another iteration, DOOM® 3 BFG Edition for release in North America on October 16, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 19, 2012. DOOM 3 BFG Edition will feature re-mastered versions of both DOOM® 3 and the Resurrection of Evil® add-on pack, as well seven new levels of content entitled ‘The Lost Mission.’ DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available in North America on PC for $29.99 and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99.
I am told that DOOM® 3 BFG Edition is re-mastered for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it’s expansion pack offer enhanced visuals further immersing you in the demonic world like never before.
DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and ‘The Lost Mission’ have been optimized in 3D, featuring 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game. id Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and DOOM 3 now features the new armor-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.
The BEST part is DOOM 3 BFG Edition will also include the original DOOM® and DOOM® II games, making it the definitive collection of the genre-defining games developed by id Software, the pioneers of the first-person shooter genre.
I REALLY, really (really) hope that Bethesda will send me a copy so I can review it and also relive a little bit of my gaming history. Thank you Bethesda for keeping the dream alive. We shall see if it holds up to the memory.Game On–Andrea