‘DOOM’ Teaser Surfaces

Bethesda teases retro-shooter fans by releasing a 12-second teaser trailer for their E3 presentation

Now that we are officially under one month from the beginning of E3, developers and gamers can finally get excited for all of their favorite conferences. To build upon their already colossal hype train, Bethesda offered fans a glimpse at one of the titles that will be shown of during their debut conference. Check it out!

While this is primarily meant to rev people up for the full unveiling of the title, it was still a great chance to both show off the stunning next-gen graphics and also give ideas about the game’s tone. On the surface, all we see is a reloading shotgun and a rocket launcher toting skeleton known as a Revenant, but there’s a little more to interpret here. DOOM, somewhat similar to the Gears of War franchise, grew to be a bit of a parody of itself as time went on. The original game was dark, frightening and intense. While the many iterations afterward sought to recapture that vibe, things got closer to a Grindhouse effect. Instead of causing the player to get sweaty palms and a pounding heart rate, it made many people smile with satisfaction as they slaughtered massive monsters. Sure, we can’t say for certain which tone the reboot will fall upon, but the use of dark colors and seriously nasty (yet visually stunning) monsters leads me to believe Bethesda is taking the game back to its roots.

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The role of multiplayer has yet to be totally clarified in DOOM, but players who preordered 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order are guaranteed access to some sort of multiplayer beta (presumably later this year). Just like the questions about the game’s tone, I’m sure all of our questions will be answered at Bethesda’s debut E3 presentation on June 14th.

What do you want to see from the DOOM reboot? Do you want a lighter, more action oriented title, or are you ready for a horror vibe to come back to the franchise? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

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