Doom 3 BFG Edition Announced
Fans of the Doom series, consider your day made.
Bethesda has announced the Doom 3 BFG Edition, on its way to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year.
The new release follows in the footsteps of other HD remake collections, offering completely remastered versions of Doom 3 as well as the Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, together with “hours of new content” in the form of seven new levels entitled ‘The Lost Mission’ and as an added bonus, you get the original Doom and Doom 2.
Pretty epic, hey?
“This genre defining game and its add-on pack offers greatly enhanced graphics, deeply immersing the player in the demonic world of this terrifying horror masterpiece,” says the press release. “Players will also experience a never-before-seen single-player story, The Lost Mission featuring seven heart-pounding levels that will once again have them on the edge of their seats.”
The game has been optimised for 3D, now features 5.1 surround sound, Achievements and trophies (yay!), improved rendering and lighting techniques as well as the console-friendly new checkpoint save system, let’s call it auto-F5 for controllers.
“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 armour-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time,” the announcement adds, rather disconcertingly for someone such as myself who appreciated the need to switch between flashlight and weaponry.
“Doom 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release. Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls,” said id Software technical director John Carmack. “New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”
I for one quite enjoyed Doom 3 when it released, having played it multiple times since, so I have to admit that this one’s got me intrigued. I’ve actually been fighting the urge to go back and find my discs for the game, but I suppose soon I won’t have to.
Is this an HD collection you would want in your console?