DOOM Eternal is a game that a lot of people are excited for. And that number has probably grown as so many other games that were supposed to launch in the first part of the year have been delayed. To help build anticipation around the upcoming shooter, ID Software recently held a preview event. During this event, a couple of interesting nuggets of information were shared.
The first came from Marty Stratton, the game’s producer, who spoke about the size of DOOM Eternal. According to our friends at VGC, Stratton said that “It’s about double the size of Doom 2016”. He went on to say “our levels are bigger than they’ve ever been, we have double the amount of demons and from beginning to end you’re going to experience things that are always new”. He continued “I refer to this as sort of the game version of a ‘page-turner’… even down to the last boss fight, you’re going to see things that you hadn’t up to that point”. Stratton did go on to talk about how he thinks it’s the best thing they have ever done and an array of other superlatives talking about the upcoming shooter. Pretty standard stuff for a developer trying to promote their game.
Another interesting tidbit came from the game’s director, Hugo Martin, and was reported by our friends at Worthplaying. He confirmed the return of Daisy the rabbit. For those that don’t know, Daisy was Doomguy’s rabbit in the original DOOM. In Episode 3: Inferno, Daisy is shown in a field. Then a flash later, as the Hellspawn arrive, Daisy’s head is seen impaled on a spike. At the end of Episode 4: Thy Flesh Consumed, Doomguy is shown to be holding Daisy’s head and the line “someone was gonna pay for what happened to Daisy” appears. Daisy may not appear in the 2016 version of DOOM but Hugo Martin has confirmed that there is a single bunny on every level. This is a nice collectable and a great throwback for DOOM fans who have been with the series from the beginning.
The more we hear about DOOM Eternal right now, the more we get excited about it. The 2016 reboot of the franchise was not only a shot in the arm to the franchise but also the entire first-person shooter genre. Bethesda really needs a win right now. Even though they are only publishing this game, here’s hoping that it’s the start of the return to greatness for Maryland-based company.
If you want to know more about DOOM Eternal, you can check out the latest trailer for the game below –
DOOM Eternal will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 20th March with a Nintendo Switch version coming at a later date.