At QuakeCon 2018, id Software showcased some grisly, heart-pumping demon massacring action with a new Doom Eternal gameplay trailer. Thankfully, we got a whole ton of in-game footage today via QuakeCon.
If you played 2016's DOOM, then you know what to expect from Eternal in terms of gameplay.
Unleash the overwhelming power of the DOOM Slayer.
Doom Eternal is a sequel to 2016's Doom, set years after the events of the original. To help you keep up with all the new changes being made to Doom Eternal, we've compiled the biggest ones that you might've missed. Don't worry though - if you have enough trouble with Doom's AI demons, you can turn off invasions. Players will control this updated Slayer, complete with new armor, a shoulder-mounted cannon with a flamethrower, an extendable arm blade for melee attacks and a new dash ability. "We're spending more time and energy than ever before making sure it feels absolutely wonderful every time you shoot, punch, kick, slash or otherwise rip and tear one of the demons", Stratton said. However, even as we fight to save the world from the forces of Hell, the Doom Eternal gameplay we saw is also giving us a deeper story. Several guns have a "meat hook" at the end, for gruesome close range combat.
The campaign invasion feature will, of course, be optional - but if you want the added challenge of other players, you'll have it. 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. Sounds like an interesting new take on multiplayer. Yep, Id isn't being shy about its Dark Souls inspiration here, literally sharing the same term for letting other players come charging into your world with the lone goal of killing you to death. With idTech7, every environment is brought to life in unprecedented detail.