DOOMS­DAY BECK­ONS

Bethesda Show­cased Doom Re­boot at E3 2015

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The Doom fran­chise is get­ting a well-de­served re­boot, and judg­ing from the game­play trailer, it’s go­ing to be blood­ier and more bar­baric than ever.

Be­fore we get into the gory de­tails, we have to say that the game looks stun­ning de­spite it still be­ing in its de­vel­op­men­tal stage. The blood-splat­tered, doom-and-gloom (par­don the pun) en­vi­ron­ments show­cased dur­ing the trailer were in­cred­i­bly re­al­is­tic, and it cer­tainly lives up to the strin­gent graph­ics stan­dards of mod­ern-day block­buster games. You have id Soft­ware’s brand new id Tech 6 game en­gine to thank for that.

As we’ve men­tioned ear­lier, next year’s Doom re­boot is set to be just as vi­o­lent, if not more, than its pre­de­ces­sors. Play­ers will be able to per­form bru­tal melee at­tacks should they deem blast­ing the faces of de­mons at point-blank with a dou­ble-bar­rel shot­gun too mer­ci­ful. Such melee at­tacks in­clude split­ting de­mons into half us­ing a chain­saw, rip­ping their limbs off their body, and curb-stomp­ing their heads till it ex­plodes. Yummy. These unadul­ter­ated acts of vi­o­lence are then sugar-coated with bucket loads of gore and gib that spurts and flows out of their man­gled bod­ies like there’s no to­mor­row.

Don’t ex­pect the game to be a walk in the park ei­ther, as id Soft­ware’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Marty Strat­ton has in­ten­tion­ally men­tioned dur­ing E3 2015 that the game is go­ing to be chal­leng­ing.

"I've seen peo­ple and even had peo­ple say, ‘Oh, that looks easy.’ That is not easy. The game is a chal­leng­ing game, it's like [the orig­i­nal Doom] in that re­spect," Strat­ton said.

If you pre­fer killing other marines in­stead of de­mons, you’ll be glad to know that Doom will fea­ture an arena com­bat mode that is set in the depths of Hell and the UAC fa­cil­ity on Mars. Also in­cluded in the game is a mod­ding tool called Doom Snapmap, which al­lows you cre­ate cus­tom maps of your own.

You will be able to em­bark on your de­mon-killing spree when

Doom launches for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2016.

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