It's been an awful long time in the making but the reboot of Doom finally has a release date. Publisher Bethesda also released a new teaser trailer and shared details about a forthcoming premium collector's edition.
id Software's upcoming shooter will be the first new entry in the franchise since Doom 3 dropped in 2004 but that wasn't the original plan. The game, originally referred to as Doom 4, was hinted at back in 2007 and confirmed to be in development a year later.
Doom 4 reportedly made it pretty far into the development cycle before being scrapped entirely, leaving the team to start over with a clean slate. A teaser video of the Doom reboot was revealed at E3 2014 and the rest, as they say, is history.
The Doom collector's edition was created in conjunction with TriForce and includes a foot-tall statue of a Revenant, one of the game's most iconic baddies. Bethesda said the statue is molded from actual in-game 3D files and stands on an LED-lit base with a slow-spinning turbine from the UAC facility on Mars. The game itself will arrive in a collector-style metal case.
The new Doom launches on May 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Expect to pay $59.99 for the standard edition or $119.99 for the limited-edition bundle. Those that pre-order the game will also receive a Demon Multiplayer Pack that contains a demon armor set with three skin variations, six metallic paint colors and three id logos that can be applied to armor and weapons.
Pre-orders also come with half a dozen Hack Modules, one-time consumable items that can be used in multiplayer matches.