Arena multiplayer is going back to its roots here in 2016 with the upcoming launch of Bethesda’s Doom. The studio is turning back the clock to a time when twitch reflexes and power-ups reigned supreme while turning up the action to eleven. You’ll see what I mean in the studio’s just-released multiplayer trailer for Doom, which you can check out above.
And, don’t worry. It looks all the gory dismemberment and brutal violence from the game’s latest story mode trailer and initial E3 2015 gameplay is also carrying over the Doom’s fast-paced multiplayer. If you can manage to snag the power-up that transforms your character into a powerful demon, for instance, you’ll be able to satisfy your hunger for victory by biting down on the heads of your opponents.
What’d you think of the trailer? Does the classic arena gameplay of Doom’s multiplayer call to you?
Doom launches on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 13.
UPDATE: Bethesda has also updated fans on when the official Doom Closed Beta ends and begins. If you remember way back when, access was promised to anyone who pre-purchased or purchased Wolfenstein: The New Order digitally before May 26, 2014. That’s finally happening at the end of this month. Here are the exact times.
Starts: Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC – 5)
Ends: Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC – 5)
Be sure to drop by the official FAQ for more details.