Bethesda Launches Announcement Trailer For Upcoming DOOM 64 Re-Release

Bethesda Launches Announcement Trailer For Upcoming DOOM 64 Re-Release
Credit: Bethesda via Twitter

Bethesda Softworks has unleashed the official announcement trailer for DOOM 64. The game is a remake of the original release, which was initially launched 25 years ago in 1997.

DOOM 64 was previously only released on the Nintendo 64 by Midway Games. Bethesda’s re-release will allow gamers on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to join in on the fun.

Players with a Nintendo Switch will, unfortunately, have to wait to play DOOM 64. While other gamers will have immediate digital access, Switch owners will have to wait an unknown amount of time until DOOM 64 is available on their platform.

In DOOM 64, the Marine (now known as Doom Slayer) has returned to Earth after a horrible journey in the underground. The military tried to take out the remaining demon threat the Marine left behind, but with little success. The Demons managed to take out the survivors, leaving Marine alone, once again, to take out the horde.

Gamers can get DOOM 64 free as a bonus for preordering DOOM Eternal.

From the trailer: “Pre-order DOOM Eternal for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC before March 20, 2020 and you’ll also receive DOOM 64 as a free digital download when DOOM Eternal launches! DOOM 64 will also be included free with preorders of DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch, which will be released at a later date.

Fight through demonic hordes, hunt down the Mother of Demons, and stop Hell’s invasion as you battle through more than 30 action-packed levels. Be on the lookout for classic weapons and secrets to help you put an end to the demonic threat.”

DOOM Eternal is the next installment in the DOOM series and a direct sequel to the 2016 game. The game will be developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Studios. DOOM Eternal is similar to DOOM 64, as the armored hero has returned to Earth only to find that the demon threat still lingers.

It was announced at QuakeCon 2018, and gamers have been waiting to continue the adventures of Doom Slayer ever since.

The game was initially scheduled to be released in late 2019. id Software announced on Twitter that the game was delayed because they wanted to ensure the best possible experience for gamers.

DOOM 64 and DOOM Eternal will both be released on March 20, 2020.