DOOM release date announced, Collector’s Edition detailed

DOOM will be released worldwide on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on May 13, Bethesda has announced.

In addition, the company also confirmed details on the DOOM Premium Collector’s Edition, which will be available at participating retailers worldwide. In addition to a copy of the id Software-developed shooter, the Collector’s Edition features a 12” tall Revenant demon figure, plus an exclusive metal case. 

This premium edition of the game will retail for $119.99 in the U.S and £99.99 in the U.K. and can be pre-ordered now from participating retailers. 

In addition, those who pre-order the Collector’s Edition or the standard version of DOOM will be given access to the Demon Multiplayer Pack, which includes a “unique demon armour set with three skin variations, six metallic paint colours and three id ogo patterns that can be applied to weapons and armour, plus a set of six Hack Modules – one-time consumable items that can give you an edge in a multiplayer match.”

DOOM is based on the pioneering first-person shooter originally released back in the 90s, bringing with it a host of classic enemies and weapons, including the Mancubus, Cyberdemon, Super Shotgun, and BFG. In addition to the blood-soaked single-player campaign, DOOM also supports online multiplayer battles and allows gamers to construct their own custom maps.  

The game was originally announced way back in 2008, where it was going by the working title of DOOM 4. Back then, the shooter was targeted for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, with id Software claiming it would look three times better than Rage. 

After being stuck in development hell for a number of years, the game was re-revealed back in 2014 and titled simply as DOOM. Beta access was given away with those who pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The New Order.