What you need to know
- DOOM Eternal is the hotly anticipated follow up to the DOOM reboot in 2016.
- It already features a stellar and visceral campaign, but DOOM Eternal is about to get even bigger.
- It's first expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part 1, was just revealed today by Geoff Keighley.
- It'll get its world premiere during the Summer Game Fest on August 27, 2020.
DOOM Eternal had big shoes to fill after the surprise reboot of the classic DOOM series in 2016, and it met the challenge with aplomb. Satisfying combat, gor(e)geous visuals, and a shredding soundtrack meant DOOM Eternal was certain to succeed. Now we know the name for the first campaign expansion for the game, the Ancient Gods, Part 1, as well as when you can tune in to its world premiere. Geoff Keighley dropped the news on his Twitter today.
Don't miss the world premiere of THE ANCIENT GODS: PART 1, the new campaign expansion of @DOOM Eternal during @gamescom Opening Night Live, streaming live on August 27! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/62el9RdSPxDon't miss the world premiere of THE ANCIENT GODS: PART 1, the new campaign expansion of @DOOM Eternal during @gamescom Opening Night Live, streaming live on August 27! #SummerGameFest pic.twitter.com/62el9RdSPx— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 7, 2020August 7, 2020
The Ancient Gods, Part 1, will get a world premiere (either a trailer, or hopefully gameplay) on the opening night of the Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley. This means you can tune in on August 27, 2020, and watch the stream as DOOM Eternal's first campaign expansion is officially revealed, and all its goretastic details are revealed.
All we know about the expansion is the name right now, but you can be sure it'll feature more demon slaying action, likely with new baddies, guns, and abilities, and give DOOM fans a hefty reason to dive back into Hell. Judging by the name, it's also safe to say that at least one other part is planned, so we can expect more expansions under 'the Ancient Gods" name further down the line.
We'll have to wait until August 27 to learn anything new, but in the meantime, are you excited for the DOOM Eternal expansion? Are you still playing today? Let us know in the comments below!
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Journey into Hell
DOOM Eternal had its work cut out for it after DOOM 2016 shocked the gaming world with its incredible visuals and combat, and it delivered on every promise. If you're looking for a sandbox in which everything is trying to kill you and you're, well, killing everything instead, DOOM Eternal is the game for you.
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