UPDATE 10/06/19: As part of E3 2019, Bethesda also announced that you can head on over to sign up for the Slayers Club for the chance to get a hands-on with DOOM on mobile devices via their Orion streaming service. But the site is down due to traffic at this time of writing, oops. You can do so here when it works.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the purest FPS franchise in gaming history, Bethesda have today released a new video to celebrate DOOM’s big day while also pointing towards the series’ future.
You can check the video out below, featuring a nice helping of Mick Gordon and floppy disks, as well another look at DOOM Eternal — brand new footage from that is due sometime next year before it releases.
“A quarter century has passed since DOOM was released to the unsuspecting masses. More than two decades later the franchise has spawned multiple sequels, spin-off titles, films, comics, and cemented itself as part of the pop culture lexicon. Over the next year we’re celebrating 25 years of ripping and tearing. Twenty-five years of mods, gibs, guns, and the most passionate, unwavering, and ardent fan base this side of Phobos. Whether you cut your teeth in 1993 or if DOOM (2016) was your first trip to Hell, we’re asking all DOOM Slayers past, present, and future to unite in celebrating one of entertainment’s most iconic franchises. Welcome to the Year of DOOM.”
To coincide with the anniversary, fans can also sign up to be a part of the Slayers Club and receive a free Zombie DOOM Slayer skin for DOOM Eternal when it launches in 2019. Bethesda and id will be celebrating the franchise throughout next year with plenty of rewards and content to come for those that are signed up to the Slayers Club — you can do so here. There’s also merch, if that tickles your pickle.
UPDATE: a first look at the skin has been made available, which will be usable in Campaign, Multiplayer, and Invasion.
I think DOOM is one of the first games I ever played, but it’s hard to know exactly what came first: the bandicoot or the Doomguy. I just have very vivid memories of playing it on a floppy on my stepdad’s Windows 95 way back when in-between rounds of Solitaire. What’s your favourite DOOM memory?