If you missed out on all the flashlight action in Doom 3 when it originally came out, or perhaps if you’re like me and wouldn’t mind revisiting the game’s dark, decrepit halls teeming with diabolic monsters just waiting to pop out of their closets, then Doom 3 BFG Edition might be your cup of tea. Oh, and kudos to the publishers for not just slapping “HD” at the end of the title, because that’s way beyond played out at this point.
Doom 3 BFG Edition will feature Doom 3, the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack, and new content called “The Lost Mission ” which cakes on seven new levels of content. As for what’s been modernized, we can expect improved rendering and lighting in the graphics engine, a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game, fine-tuned controls for the console versions, trophies and achievements, and most notably an armor-mounted flashlight. It’ll be interesting to see how not having to switch between the flashlight and your weapon will alter the atmosphere of the game.
“DOOM 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said John Carmack, Technical Director at id Software. “Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls. New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”
As a bonus, Doom 3 BFG Edition is also bundled with the original Doom and Doom 2 games. You can expect a release in the Fall for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.