In honor of DOOM’s 25th anniversary, publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer id software had planned a surprise for all of us who were watching Quakecon 2019 stream. The first three games in the franchise make their way to the latest consoles. That’s right, DOOM I, II, and 3 are all available digitally on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 right now. The first two games are also out for iOS and Android devices today.
The news was out just a few hours before Quakecon as Nintendo’s UK eShop listed the three games early by mistake. The listings were live for sometime before getting pulled from the store page. The most interesting thing about DOOM titles coming to the Switch is that this potentially adds credence to the rumor that Doom Slayer could be coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. This is because for months now, some claiming to have knowledge of Nintendo’s plans have said that the iconic demon-slaying character will be coming to Ultimate as DLC down the road. While that has yet to be confirmed, the fact that the first three games are coming to Switch seems to continue to show how closely Nintendo and Bethesda have been working together.
Here’s an overview of each game according to their store pages:
First released in 1993, DOOM introduced millions of gamers to the fast-paced, white-knuckle, demon-slaying action the franchise is known for. Relive the birth of the first-person shooter and experience the demon-blasting fun that popularized the genre.
This game includes: – The expansion, Episode IV: Thy Flesh Consumed, with 9 additional action-packed levels – Local 4 player deathmatch – Local 4 player co-op
This beloved sequel to the groundbreaking DOOM (1993) gave players the brutal Super Shotgun to bear against deadlier demons, and the infamous boss, the Icon of Sin.
This game includes: – The Master Levels, 20 additional levels made by the community and supervised by the developers – Local 4 player multiplayer – Local 4 player co-op
In this critically acclaimed action-horror re-telling of the original game, players must battle their way through a demon-infested facility before entering the abyss to battle Hell’s mightiest warrior – and put an end to the invasion. This game also includes the Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Missions expansion packs.
DOOM and DOOM II are available on PlayStation Store India for ₹415 each and DOOM 3 is available for ₹832. As for Nintendo eShop and Xbox One, the games are priced at $4.99 each for the first two titles and $9.99 for DOOM 3. Doom Eternal is also coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC this November.
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