Bethesda announced that they’ll be releasing a new, remastered Doom 3, called the BFG Edition.
The original Doom was the first game that got me legitimately scared while playing. I remember getting a soundcard for the first time, plugging in my headphones, and shooting those fireball-hurling demons, jumping in my chair at every digital roar that I heard.
Doom 3 really stepped it up a notch IMHO, using darkness to heighten the tension. If only I had found some tape to tape my flashlight to my gun…
Addressing some potential concerns, Bethesda announced that this new version will include:
5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game. id® Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and DOOM 3 now features the new armour-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.
Armor-mounted flashlight? Sign me up. Here’s an announcement trailer to whet your appetite.
You’ll be able to fight your way through hell again this Fall on the 360, PS3, and PC.