For more than 25 years, the Doom franchise has given players the opportunity to rip through every single demon Hell has to offer.
The popular series is back again and this time, the demons have taken over the earth. Bethesda Softworks is capitalizing on the critical acclaim and commercial success of 2016's Doom with a sequel titled Doom Eternal.
Bethesda Unveils 'Doom Eternal'
During its E3 2018 presentation on Sunday, June 10, the video game publisher announced that Doom Eternal, a direct follow-up to its 2016 reboot Doom, is currently in development at id Software.
Toward the end of the trailer, the Doom Slayer makes an appearance on the post-apocalyptic landscape, before taking aim at the monsters with a loaded shotgun.
Check out the trailer below:
The trailer suggests that Bethesda could be going back to the series' roots with the upcoming sequel, offering players a different take on the original 1994 title, Doom 2: Hell on Earth. After all, Bethesda also went down the same path with 2016's Doom.
More Demons, More Powerful Doom Slayer
No gameplay footage was revealed, but Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin, producer and creative director of Doom Eternal, left fans with the promise that the game will feature twice as many demons.
The developers also noted that in the upcoming game, the Doom Slayer will be more powerful than the previous title's super soldier.
'Doom Eternal' To Follow Events Of 'Doom'
Bethesda did not specify any plot details, however, it did release the following information with the trailer.
"As the Doom Slayer, you'll return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell. Set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, you'll fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities."
At the end of Doom, the Doom Slayer was betrayed by Samuel Hayden who teleported the marine to an unknown location before the end credits rolled in. However, at the time, Hayden stated that he and the Doom Slayer will cross paths again. Doom Eternal will presumably take place after the events of the 2016 reboot.
Bethesda has not yet announced the release date or the gaming platforms for Doom Eternal. However, fans will have to wait until QuakeCon 2018 for more information and updates.
Bethesda said it is saving all of its future announcements about the upcoming game for the annual convention, which takes place in Dallas, Texas on Aug. 9.