The New 'Doom' Reboot Is Dropping Sooner Than You Think - Maxim

The New 'Doom' Reboot Is Dropping Sooner Than You Think

The classic first-person shooter is getting a much-anticipated upgrade.
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The wait is over. Bethesda has finally announced a release date for Doom, the upcoming sequel (reboot?) to the seminal '90s first-person shooter that's widely considered one of the most influential games of all time. And it's a lot closer than you think.

Doom will hit stores on May 13th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Aside from the obvious graphical overhaul (we've come a long way since Doom of the '90s) this time around the game will combine old-school sensibilities with first-person shooter convention. There's a big push for multiplayer too, but perhaps one of the most interesting alterations is the addition of Snapmap, an in-game level editor designed to let players create their own maps or alter the rules of the game as they play. Much like Halo's Forge mode, players can either test out their creations or share them with the broader community online.

But that's not all fans will enjoy when the game finally drops in May. There's a collector's edition in tow that you'll definitely want to sink your teeth into if you're a fan of the classic game, including a 12" tall collector's statues of the Revenant demon standing on an LED-lit base with an internal slow-spinning turbine. It also comes with a copy of the game in a special metal case. 

Preordering the collector's edition will also get you the Demon Multiplayer Pack as well, with a special demon armor set, aesthetic options for your weapons and armor, and a set of six Hack Modules for use in multiplayer matches. Bethesda also dropped a sweet new trailer below chock full of carnage ahead of the game's release. Brace yourselves: it's going to be a wild ride.