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DOOM’s launch trailer is the fast, classic demon slaying you’ve been craving

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DOOM launch trailer channels classic shooting

DOOM is racing towards its launch next week, despite all the moaning and groaning over some of the modern changes its made to the classic run and gun formula. What if it isn’t fast enough? What if there isn’t enough demon blood? What if it doesn’t feel like DOOM? There’s are all legitimate responses fans of the series have, which are all casually waved away by an energetic launch trailer for the iD  Software shooter.

DOOM is out in a week, and if you somehow still haven’t seen a smidgen of the shooter that nearly never was, the trailer below is all you really need. While a large part of the past few months has focused on the game’s multiplayer, the launch trailer is all about the stuff I’m interested in. Fast, chaotic single-player demon slaying. This an assortment of weapons that would make Quality Street jealous.

As is common with most digital games, DOOM will have its pre-loading go live next week across all three platforms. If you’re playing on PC in particular, ID Software have updated their PC requirements just slightly, following feedback they received from the recently hosted open beta. The full game will also – thankfully – give players many options to customise their DOOM experience with.

Minimum:

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better;
  • 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for Multiplayer and SnapMap.

Recommended:

  • Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions); Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better;
  • 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; NVIDIA GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for Multiplayer and SnapMap.

DOOM looks like a classically fun shooting romp with as little reason for its violence as the original. And that’s great, because when you’re killing hellspawn on Mars and Hell in equal measure, the last thing you need is some loose plot trying to make sense of it all. Just like that terrible movie a few years ago.

Last Updated: May 6, 2016

23 Comments

  1. That’s all well and good, But when does the Review Embargo Lift? I’m still going to be worried if it’s a launch day embargo….

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  2. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 6, 2016 at 07:46

    I need this Doom:

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 6, 2016 at 07:59

      But not the new shiny doom?

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 6, 2016 at 08:00

        Not yet. Will wait for the sale, after all the bugs have been ironed out

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        • Deceased

          May 6, 2016 at 09:07

          I’ll go help “find” the bugs 😛

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    • Purple_Dragon

      May 6, 2016 at 08:03

      Where do I get this? Looks great.

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 6, 2016 at 08:25

        I’ve been looking for it myself (but not too hard I must admit)

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      • JWT-80

        May 6, 2016 at 10:35

        Look around for “Brutal Doom”…

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  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 6, 2016 at 07:47

    SO, the game disc has the Steam installer on it most likely

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 6, 2016 at 07:52

      “If Konami can do it why can’t we?”

      And so it begins.

      That being said as a big broadband user I don’t really care.

      #Cap?WhatCap?

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 6, 2016 at 07:59

        Same here XD

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2016 at 08:37

        Well on the bright side, at least we know the DLC won’t be on the disk already. 😉

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 6, 2016 at 07:48

    OH YEAH! Now that’s what I wanted to see – not that MP kak. And that looks awesome.

    But… 45GB to download in addition to what’s on the disk? Is there anything on the disk besides an installer? 😛

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 6, 2016 at 07:50

      This is the reason I bought the CE.If I want mp I’ll play Overwatch.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 6, 2016 at 08:01

      But wait, you can use it as a frisbee or coffee coaster

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 6, 2016 at 08:36

        If you use your Doom disk for a coffee coaster, does it turn the coffee into moerkoffie?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 6, 2016 at 09:29

          HAHAHA yes!

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 6, 2016 at 07:58

  6. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 6, 2016 at 08:05

    Friggin Goosebumps!

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  7. Pariah

    May 6, 2016 at 08:11

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT

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  8. VampyreSquirrel

    May 6, 2016 at 08:13

    45GB? *CRIES* Sometimes capped internet really sucks XD

    I’ll get the game at some stage, and then I’ll be hunting for the install files.

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  9. iusedtobe(a)regular

    May 6, 2016 at 14:49

    I’ll probably get hate for this but that felt more like Unreal than Doom.

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    • RustedFaith

      May 10, 2016 at 18:38

      More like halo

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