DOOM 3 BFG Edition Gets Release Date

3 weeks after being announced, Bethesda has confirmed that their upcoming HD makeover of DOOM 3, DOOM 3: BFG Edition, will be available in North America on October 16, 2012. It will drop 3 days later in Europe. DOOM 3: BFG Edition features versions of DOOM 3 and the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack, plus seven new levels of content entitled ‘The Lost Mission’, which includes a new weapon, the armor-mounted flashlight. In addition, the BFG edition will include Doom and Doom 2, bringing the full original trilogy to the current generation for the first time.

So yes, it is indeed beginning to look like October and November is going to be a crowded time for gamers. Best start saving now because we’ll all be broke come Christmas. Also, just a thought: Could Rockstar hurry up and confirm or deny GTA V rumors? Thanks.

Here’s the DOOM 3: BFG Edition trailer ID Software released a few weeks back:

And because we love you, here’s the full press release:

We’re pleased to announce that DOOM® 3 BFG Edition is slated for release in North America on October 16, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 19, 2012. DOOM 3 BFG Edition will feature re-mastered versions of both DOOM® 3 and the Resurrection of Evil® add-on pack, as well seven new levels of content entitled ‘The Lost Mission.’ DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available in North America on PC for $29.99 and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99.

Re-mastered for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, DOOM 3 and it’s expansion pack offer enhanced visuals further immersing you in the demonic world like never before. DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and ‘The Lost Mission’ have been optimized in 3D, featuring 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 armor-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition will also include the original DOOM® and DOOM® II games, making it the definitive collection of the genre-defining games developed by id Software, the pioneers of the first-person shooter genre.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/Doom.

Via Joystiq

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3 Comments on DOOM 3 BFG Edition Gets Release Date

SupremeAllah

On June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I am looking foward to this mainly because my old disks don’t install, and steam doesn’t accept the CD-keys for the game.

The new levels and ROE are nice to have as well, but what’s really unfortunate is the armor mounted flashlight.

A lot of the fun of DOOM 3 was having to use your light to navigate, but not being able to attack anything with it out. It upped the suspense and really helped put you into the space station itself, rather than just observing it from your computer room. I feel that really cheapens the experience of the game itself.

SXO

On June 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I would only play this again if I could get my hands on that VR display Carmack is working on. He actually tooled this version of the game to work with it.

Axetwin

On June 20, 2012 at 12:48 am

@SupremeAllah I’d like to respectfully disagree with you about the flashlight. If its what made your game more enjoyable for you, thats great. However, I know Im not alone when I say it made the game less enjoyable for me. Im sure it all sounded great on paper, but in practicality, in my opinion it was a let down.

Youre right fighting in total darkness does make for a more suspenseful game…..to a certain point. In Doom 3 it didnt take long for it to stop being suspenseful and start being just annoying. Like I said I know Im not alone with this opinion because 1) the number 1 complaint about the game was that it was too dark and 2) the number 1 Doom 3 mod was the duct tape mode (which put a flashlight on the end of every weapon).

Now you and I might be of two different opinions but this is one of those rare times where they can make both sides happy. All they have to do is simply add an option to manually turn the shoulder light on or off. If you dont want it on, then it doesnt have to be on.