Remastered DOOM 3 Arriving This Fall for PC and Console

bp9801 - May 31, 2012 12:00AM in Gaming

It may be a little hard to believe, but DOOM 3 is approaching its tenth year of release. Originally out in 2004, DOOM 3 made many a computer scream at the graphical horsepower required and many a gamer scream at the terrors on Mars. There were some problems with the game, most noticably how dark it all was and the fact you could not have a flashlight and gun equipped at the same time. You either had to switch back and forth between the flashlight and weapon as quick as possible or just randomly fire at any sound that made you jump. There was a mod released that added a light to your gun, thankfully, but soon you will not have to rely on mods when replaying DOOM 3. Id Software and Bethesda Softworks have announced DOOM 3: BFG Edition due this Fall for the PC, PS3, and 360.

DOOM 3: BFG Edition will add a flashlight mounted directly to your character's armor (after eight years), so now you will no longer have to choose between seeing the demons or firing wildly. This new version of the classic also updates the visuals, adds 5.1 sound, achievements/trophies, checkpoint saves for consoles, better console controls, 3D support, and head-mounted display support. I am not sure how many people use a head-mounted display for gaming, but you will be able to utilize it for DOOM 3: BFG Edition. There will also be seven new levels added that are called "The Lost Mission," plus DOOM 1, DOOM 2, and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil are also being included.