The DOOM collector’s edition is demonic

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You already know that id Software’s DOOM is out later this year on May 13. I’ve had hands on time with it, and I can honestly say that the part of me that spent many nights at Quake 3 Arena LAN events is excited. That floaty feeling of gliding through levels, not bobbing your way and clumsily mantling over walls. Guns with recoil that give the middle finger to Newtonian laws of physics.

Actual, proper health points instead of taking cover for a few seconds as you wait for your magical Wolverine healing factor to kick in. Oh my yes. Yeeeeessssssssss. Beyond that vanilla experience, you can expect the usual obligatory pre-order bonuses and whatnot. DOOM is touting hack modules, weapon skins and some demonic armour to get those early purchases in. And a collector’s edition that will most likely have the M-Net complaints department fielding more irate phone calls soon. Click to embiggen:

Doom collector's edition

The limited DOOM collector’s edition, created in conjunction with TriForce, includes an exclusive, fully-realized 12” tall collector’s statue of one of the game’s most iconic demons: the Revenant. Modelled from actual in-game 3D files and striking in appearance, the demonic Revenant stands on an LED-lit base with internal, slow-spinning turbine from the UAC facility on Mars. The DOOM collector’s edition also includes a copy of the game packaged in an exclusive, battle-worthy metal case.

Aside from the statue and casing…that’s not a lot of content on offer for a fat stack of cash that weighs in at $120. Mind you, credit where credit is due: That Triforce designed statue looks fantastic and measures in at a height of just over 30cm when converted to a more sensible system of judging length. Just like the Triforce designed collector’s edition for Batman: Arkham Knight and oooohhhh waaaaaaaaaait.

I’ll say this though: That steelcase tin to house the game in, is the kind of box-art that the game really and truly deserves. It just screams of metal. THE METAL!

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Last Updated: February 5, 2016

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Damn, that bear really did a number on old Leo.

  • Commander Admiral Chief
  • HvR

    At R2000+ I want that statue spitting fire fire like on the box.

    Actually that statue as a heavy desk lighter, press button eyes and chest light up with jet lighter in each cannon.

  • Ryanza

    Why is Doom written on the fucking steelbook. I think they know that we don’t want no fucking writting on the fucking steelbooks but they put the writting on the steelbooks just to fuck with us.

    The steelbook would have been 100% better if Doom was not written on it. From a possible collectible item to that’s just shit.

    The Witcher 3 collectors edition gave us what we wanted. Why can’t the rest just get it right.

    Don’t Support DRM. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming. If witcher 3 is anything to go with, cyberpunk 2077 steelbook will have no fucking writing on it.

    • Ryanza

      Witcher 3 had three steelbook editions. Three, with no fucking writting on them.

      http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/01/1419881074-steelbook-witcher-3.jpg

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I got the one on the left. It’s Ciri-ously badass.

        • Yup, got the one with Ciri as well. It’s the best looking imho 🙂

    • Hammersteyn

      BECAUSE ITS FUCKING DOOM! DOOOOOOOOM!!!

      • Skyblue

        Agreed! That DOOM logo just conjures up 22yrs of pure nostalgic gaming joy. And the fact that the first games are still so damn playable (some minor tweaks recommended) and fun cannot be said about too many other titles that old.

        • Hammersteyn

          I still play them on the PS3!

          • Skyblue

            Pffft, mouse & keyboard is the ONLY way to play DOOM ;-p

  • Jvdl

    Will we be able to get our hands on the collector’s edition in SA?

    • We have asked the local distributors – and yes, it will be available – but exclusive to Takealot.com

      • Jvdl

        That’s unfortunate. Takealot has a reputation for mucking up shipping dates. Thanks, though!

        (No word on local pricing?)

        • Gustav Minnie

          Just FYI Takealot will sell you the standard edition for R899 and RARU for R690 (PC).

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    If only the statue had a motion sensor in it and just for kicks would make an eerily odd sound every time you get close to it, and then moves, ever so slightly, but in the same way they moved when they were first depicted, then it would’ve been awesome…

  • Gustav Minnie

    I can’t wait but I would have preferred the Spiderdemon or Cyberdemon for a statue.

    • Hammersteyn

      ^^THIS

    • HairyEwok

      For all we know they could be making different Collector Editions for the different platforms like a certain other game huehuehuehue.

  • Hammersteyn

    Third world problem… How to afford it

  • HairyEwok

    Kidney’s and liver… Get your kidney’s and liver right here! And for a special you will get an arm or leg depending on the price you pay as bonus DLC…

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