Bethesda bringing back id Software shooter this fall with original game, Resurrection of Evil add-on, seven new levels, 3DTV support, and first two Doom games in one package.
While diehard Doom fans await a fourth installment, Bethesda Softworks is giving gamers a refresher course in the seminal first-person shooter series this fall with the Doom 3 BFG Edition.
Set for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the BFG Edition will include 2004's Doom 3, the following year's expansion pack Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and a new seven-level single-player campaign titled "The Lost Mission." If that's not enough Doom, the package also includes playable versions of the original Doom and Doom II. In addition, Bethesda says the game will feature enhanced visuals, 5.1 surround sound, stereoscopic 3D support, and head-mounted displays.
The changes being made to Doom 3 for the BFG Edition are going beyond cosmetic and into the realm of gameplay. For example, the original Doom 3 featured a flashlight to help players navigate the dark levels, but it couldn't be used at the same time as a weapon. In the BFG Edition, the flashlight will be "armor-mounted," so players won't have to sacrifice firepower in order to get a good look at their surroundings. In addition, the game will feature a new checkpoint save system "allowing for smoother progression through the game."
If you care about a flash light so much and darkness play the silent hill series. Its all about the action and the gore.
I'm buying it, but I wish they had a mode where you can have the flashlight the old way. I felt that was brilliant and added so much tension. It was whiny gamers who couldn't do both that got it cut. It'd be nice if they had an option to not have it armor mounted. Also why checkpoints are nice, but the last game had save anywheres which was awesome. Hope they keep that..
There always has to be one fanboy comment in every thread isn't that right deadmonkey76?
Let me guess, you're an xbox360 gamer right. It's kind of obvious seen as how PC players to the best of my knowledge aren't known as being flamers. Regardless, yes you are right, Doom 3 was originally released on PC and Xbox. What of it?? I've got two copies of it for xbox. PS2 missed out first time due to limitted hardware capabilities so now it's coming in HD glossiness to PS3 as well... DEAL WITH IT!!
makes me sad to see such a great game being released on the crapstation 3 it was originaly released on pc and xbox
im wondering why if its 'remastered' they didnt had some new graphics fetures. ones that i made to the game myself when i was playing. like adding light and shadows to plasma gun bolts. i know why they didnt do it to the og game. the number of shadows would have melted anybodys computer at the time O.O
I still have this for my pc was one the last FPS game I bought. that was worth buying.
and NO Cod, MW and all that junk are not worth the money
Well if the flashlight isn't optional I could care less about this, I still have Doom 3 on the original Xbox and its still one of my favorite shooters to date because of having to choose between light or firepower. If they are gonna take away the darkness then this is just CoD with demons.
@stan_boyd LOL So you think the ONLY thing that separates this from COD etc is a switchable flashlight? Wow....
many of you need to STFU. no one is forcing you to buy it. saying ID and Bethesda want just one more dollar is totally nonsense. Some people like myself are REALLY excited about this. I have doom 3 for pc and xbox and will buy it AGAIN for 360. This will also be the 3rd platform I have Doom 1 and 2 on. and will play them again.
Just FYI the duct tape mod came out 3 days after doom 3 original release and was downloaded more 80,000 times in the first 24 hours. more than a few people thought it was a necessary improvement. I am sure they will have a light toggle button, and if you really want to play in the dark you are welcome too!
Looking at the trailer, it honestly looks like they're just simply repackaging Doom 3 with a Bethesda logo slapped on.
Devs need to take a look at Croteam's work before thinking about doing a re-release of an old game.
I hope they really tune up AI, that was the big problem for me: seeing the demons do a spectacular entrance, and then find out they just know how to navigate the level and throw fireballs. The didn't feel like demons after some kills. I could care less about the flashlight system. In fact, I hope I can configure it as a classic style.
Im getting this and glad know for ps3 includeing 2 old games and doom 3 and doom was a great game . And hope this sales and gd be for xbox360 owners as well.
What does BFG stand for? Either way, this will be good if it isn't just an "HD version" Like Resident Evil 4 HD.
@thereal-15-cent Resdident evil 4 HD was great. what are you talking about. sometimes its just nice to be able to play the classics agian and get some new 'chievos!
I already have doom 2 for 360. but if I get even one more achievment for beating it in the BFG edition I will be happy to play it again. That game is STILL fun. crappy craphics and all. a classic is a classic.
RE4 was great, but the graphical improvements were hardly noticable. They didn't add a whole new layer, they just upscaled it.
@thereal-15-cent "BFG" means "Big F***ing Gun"
Ahh... Thanks for the info. I did research, and it can also stand for "Bio Force Gun". It's more creative than "Doom 3 HD" at least.
Doom 3 was a great game. I was actually thinking about playing it again. Now i'll just get this instead.
Got them all (1, 2, Final & the formentioned including the Quake series) on steam for $60. I would have to see this in action for it to convince me to buy it. Finished it 3 times, but never got into Resurrection of Evil, I always say I'm going to finish it some day but something new is alway just around the corner.
I actually kinda liked Doom 3....I'm not on trial, so don't judge me.
But the version I have has a bad habit of glitching, and I've never played Resurrection of Evil. This game will sell at least one copy.
I'm glad. My PC copy has been sitting for ages, but I really want to play i on ps3 and get trophies.
This would be interesting, but I already have multiple copies of the game due to original purchase, steam sales (for convenience in playing it), and of course my 'trial edition' I used before I bought the game twice. I don't need another copy.
Oh, and a mod fixed the flashlight design error long ago.
flash light with the armor?!??! oh thats such a tragedy....the THING with doom 3 are those moments you must sacrifice gunpower to see the ambient and kill demons with the flashlight.....disappointing...
They're not even going to bother updating the graphics or add new (better) guns are they? If not, I'd only get it if it was 15 bucks AFTER tax.
Doom 3 still looks really good by todays standards so a re-mastering of it in HD will look really great in my opinion.Plus with the expansion,the 7 new levels and Doom 1 and 2 this will be a great deal.
bviosuly this is to get hype before Doom 4 comes not bad idea!!!! but yeah i already have it on 260 so weeeeel cared so nah still good luck though the expansion i never had it daaaaaaamn it hahahaha im kinda doubtful!!!!!
I tried playing Doom 3 again not too long ago. It felt too narrow and linear to me and I didn't really enjoy it that much. I must say I found Prey to be more fun, seeing as they are similar games.
that's cool, but i don't want to play $60 again for a game that i can get for $20 on steam, and there are already free mods that improve the visuals and add mounted flashlights, if it's $30 - 40 maybe, but even with the new missions and added improvements i don't think it'll be buying at full price
Why no Final Doom? Why do devs always do that.. leave out one or two games in these collections games?
Would it really be so hard to stick Final doom in there and make it totally complete?
If the graphics are RAGE quality, I'll definitely buy this. If not, it would be a waste because I already own all the doom games on PC. Also, please make the guns sound more badass. They sound like popcorn popping when you shoot them -_-\
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