DOOM Eternal was revealed at Bethesda Softwork’s E3 2018 press conference however they didn’t show any footage or confirm details about it, aside from the game being a sequel to the DOOM reboot that launched this generation. This was more than enough to get the fans excited for the upcoming sequel and the latest update for the sequel comes from Quake-Con, where Bethesda Softworks has now shared the first gameplay footage and revealed the official story and gameplay details.
The official press release for DOOM Eternal mentions the story and gameplay changes that can be expected from this sequel.
- Slayer 2.0 – Unleash the overwhelming power of the Doom Slayer. With updated armor and an arsenal of new and improved equipment, including a shoulder-mounted cannon with flamethrower, extendable blade, and a new dash ability, you’re faster and deadlier than ever. Destroy every demon in your path with an upgraded array of guns and mods, including the Super Shotgun’s new Meat Hook attachment to pull yourself point blank with the faces of hell.
- Rip More, Tear More – Obliterate more demons than ever before, each with their own attacks and abilities. Fan-favorite classics such as the Pain Elemental, Archvile, and Arachnotron make their return, while a horde of totally-new demons join the roster including the Doom Hunter and corrupted Marauders. Doom Eternal’s “destructible demons” system takes your power fantasy to new levels by ensuring that every trigger pull has never felt better.
- All-new Invasion – As the Slayer, allow real players to invade your campaign as demons for a dramatic and unpredictable twist anytime you’re playing the campaign. Or join the ranks of the damned yourself as you become a demon and invade a friend or other player’s campaign. Invade others either by yourself or with another player, as part of a hunting party, to give the Slayer a true taste of Hell.
- We’re Not on Mars Anymore – Rip and tear across epic, never-before-seen worlds. Witness the tumbling skyscrapers of Hell on Earth; battle through an invasion of the mammoth BFG 10,000 on Phobos; and discover the ancient secrets of the Doom universe. With idTech7, every environment is brought to life in unprecedented detail.
DOOM Eternal was also confirmed for the Nintendo Switch so it is now launching alongside the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The port for DOOM Eternal is being handled by Panic Button who has previously ported games like Rocket League, DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 to the Nintendo Switch.
DOOM Eternal will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There is no release date set for it yet by Bethesda Softworks but it is confirmed or 2019.