id Software’s 2016 Doom revival was a treat, serving up its gloriously visceral, laser-focussed FPS action with lashings of modern-day polish. Hopes are high that this year’s follow-up, Doom Eternal, will continue the good work – and there’s now a smidgen of new single-player campaign footage to scrutinise in id’s latest gameplay trailer.
Although a chunk of the trailer is dedicated to setting up what passes for a story in Doom, I suspect the majority of players won’t be tuning in for the narrative. Luckily, id’s latest footage doesn’t skimp on the gameplay, packing in its fair share of gorgeously lurid hellscapes and limbs detaching from torsos at alarming velocities.
Look closely among the remains of Earth in 2151 and you’ll spot the fearsome new Gladiator and updated Marauder, as well as a selection of appropriately gruesome new glory kills. Perhaps most exciting, however, is a tantalising tease of the Slayer’s new Crucible sword in action.