Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal Coming Next Week At QuakeCon
At E3 2018, Bethesda surprised gamers by revealing Doom Eternal, the long-awaited sequel to the 2016 Doom reboot. According to the publisher, players will fight against a literal Hell on Earth. Aside from that, no further details were provided.
Luckily, the wait for more information and gameplay won’t be too long. Today, the official Doom Twitter account confirmed that a world premiere would take place on August 10, 2018 at QuakeCon. The event will be livestreamed on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Hopefully Bethesda will announce a release date as well. From what we know, it seems that harvesting energy from Hell hasn’t gone according to plan and it has accidentally opened portals to Hell on Earth. How we end up on Earth from Mars is still a mystery.
The DOOM Slayer returns. Watch live as we unleash the world premiere of #DOOM Eternal gameplay on Friday, August 10 at 11am CT/12pm ET.
Don’t miss the action-packed reveal of the sequel to DOOM, presented by id Software. pic.twitter.com/kBDpdHVbLb
— DOOM (@DOOM) August 3, 2018
Here’s a quick catch-up on what we already know, courtesy of the E3 announcement trailer: Doom Eternal is Doom, but more—more demons (and more arms), and a more powerful Doom Slayer—and appears to be set at least partly on Earth, which sounds like good fun and also very Doom 2-ish. Also from the Doom 2 scene are Pain Elementals, Arachnotrons, and Arch Viles, all of whom are apparently making a comeback. That’s probably less good in terms of getting through this thing without having your face eaten, but on the upside it means more to shoot at and that’s what we’re all here for. There’s no word yet on possible new weapons or gadgets, but I expect we’ll see some of those too.
The Doom Eternal gameplay reveal will take place during QuakeCon, which this year runs from August 9-12 in Dallas, Texas. We’ll have a man on the scene to keep us up to speed on everything that’s going on.
Doom Eternal should launch on Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and possibly Nintendo Switch. However, it’s unclear if this sequel will receive a Nintendo Switch port or when it’ll release. Be sure to check back in on August 10 to see the first-ever footage of Doom Eternal. We’re expecting it to be shown off on Xbox One X.