Doom Eternal is an upcoming reboot sequel to the 2016 Doom reboot. The game will launch on March 20, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.
A new feature added is the ability to invade another player's game, in a system called "Invasion." Invading players can team up and spawn in a player's single-player playthrough as enemies.
There is an increased focus on mobility in the game. The Doom Slayer gains a grappling hook (via the Super Shotgun), the ability to perform short boosts along the ground, and swing from poles. Two boosts can be used at a time before having to recharge.
Gun modifications return from the previous game.
A new feature is an extra life system. This has been designed as an augment to the checkpoint system, where players can get a respawn without having to go back to the last checkpoint.
Set 8 months after Doom 2016, It takes place on Earth, with the forces of Hell having overrun it. Other locations have been revealed, such as a human base on Phobos, new regions of Hell, and previously unseen locations within the franchise. The developers tease that the game will feature a more in-depth lore of the Doom universe. Similar to the previous game, Doom Eternal features a codex system. This is part of what Id is calling the "Doom Universe." It is confirmed that the Doom Slayer will fight both the forces of Hell and Heaven.
Additional story content will be released post-launch.
The game is said to contain twice as many enemies as Doom. As of e3 2019, the following demons have been revealed:
- Baron of Hell
- Dread Knight
- Former Human
- Hell Knight
- Lost Soul
- Pain Elemental
- Unnamed gladiator demon
- Unknown Tentacle Demon
- Unnamed Giant Demon
- Unnamed Arm Cannon Zombie
There is a whole new arsenal of weapons that the Doom Slayer may use, this includes:
- Arm Blade
- BFG 9000
- Combat Shotgun
- Heavy Cannon
- Meat Hook
- Plasma Rifle
- Rocket Launcher
- Shoulder Launcher
- Super Shotgun
- The Crucible
The game is called "Doom Eternal" rather than "Doom II" in order to avoid confusion with the actual Doom II. Simiarly, it earned the name "Doom Eternal" in order to save people having to refer to it as "Doom 2019."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 9 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT DOOM ETERNAL
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Game Informer #106: Doom Eternal
- ↑ Kotaku: Doom Is Getting A Sequel, Doom Eternal