John Romero announces Sigil in celebration of Doom's 25th anniversary

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
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Monday marks the 25th anniversary of Doom, arguably one of the most influential first-person shooters of all time. To celebrate the occasion, co-creator John Romero has announced an expansion that’ll be arriving in mid-February 2019.

Sigil is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Doom, picking up where the original left off. It’ll consist of nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. Described by Romero as a “megawad,” the expansion will be available free of charge to owners of the original 1993 registered version of Doom.

Hardcore fans may also be interested in the two limited edition physical releases in the pipeline.

The standard edition of Sigil includes a “big box” featuring the artwork of Christopher Lovell, a 16GB USB stick modeled after a 3.5-inch floppy drive, a two-disc jewel case with game data and soundtrack from Buckethead plus two stickers.

The beast box edition, meanwhile, includes an oversized box that is individually numbered and signed by Romero, the same 16GB USB drive, a two-disc booklet style case, an 8 x 10” art print signed by Christopher Lovell, a Sigil-themed coin, a pewter statue of Romero’s head on a spike, a t-shirt and two stickers.

The Sigil fan boxes are available to pre-order through December 24 priced at $39.99 and $166.00, respectively, via Limited Run Games.

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BSim500

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Hell, yes! (get it?) OK, I'll get my coat...

As someone who's had an absolute blast replaying Doom 1-2, Heretic & Hexen back to back via GZDoom recently, I'm definitely looking forward to this.
 
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IAMTHESTIG

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Saaweeet!

After enjoying the new episode for QUAKE two years ago there is more old school FPS goodness to enjoy. Only us old guys (in our 30's) will enjoy this though.
 

Hexic

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Damnit TS. Thanks to this I'm now $190 in the hole. My pops is gonna love this B-Day gift though.

I wanted to buy 2...