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Remastered Doom 3 Bundle Coming With Enhanced Graphics

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A re-mastered Doom 3 and Resurrection of Evil combo pack will be released this fall.

Doom is finally heading back to the PC and consoles with a new release, but it's not the sequel you're looking for: it's a re-release of Doom 3. More specifically, Bethesda has announced the upcoming launch of Doom 3 BFG Edition which will feature the original third installment and its Resurrection of Evil expansion pack, both of which have been completely re-mastered.

In addition to the re-mastered games, the upcoming Doom 3 bundle will include seven new single-player levels entitled "The Lost Mission." Little else is known about the added content for the moment, but id Software said that it has addressed one of the biggest complaints about Doom 3: the flashlight. The studio has added an armor-mounted flashlight to the player's suit, allowing them to illuminate dark corners and shoot enemies at the same time.

Unfortunately, it seems that the re-mastered aspect applies only to the console versions. Doom 3 originally appeared on the first Xbox back in 2005, but the re-release now sports enhanced graphics thanks to the processing power of the newer Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hardware. Other added features include optimization for 3D displays, 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system. id Software has also fine-tuned the controls.

"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 special bonus, Doom 3 BFG Edition will also include the original Doom and Doom 2 games. The bundle will be released sometime this fall.

Doom 3 BFG Edition - Debut Trailer

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    alchemy69 , May 31, 2012 3:10 AM
    The words "money for old rope" spring to mind.
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    beardguy , May 31, 2012 3:09 AM
    Looks cool, but the reason they are remastering this old game is because the current gen of consoles wouldn't be able to handle Doom 4. Or so I'm guessing.

    I'll still get it after the price drops though :) 
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    alchemy69 , May 31, 2012 3:10 AM
    The words "money for old rope" spring to mind.
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    SmileyTPB1 , May 31, 2012 3:14 AM
    Personally I didn't like Doom 3 the first time so I fail to see how enhanced graphics would make it any better.
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    Plasmid , May 31, 2012 3:34 AM
    holy cow the trailers that they come up these days are phenomenal!
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    faster23rd , May 31, 2012 3:46 AM
    I fear that this may just be a patch, one that is delayed by years. Still, nothing awful replaying Doom 3 with current gen graphics.
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    Wamphryi , May 31, 2012 3:53 AM
    I was pretty ambivalent when I played Doom 3 and the expansion. I played both to the end but never reinstalled them for a repeat round. I found Doom 2 more enjoyable though in fairness Doom 2 had a newness to it that Doom 3 could not compete with. In fact it was so new I played it on a 486 SX 25 with 4 MB of RAM and no sound card. Doom 2 had a wider mix of monsters and a mix of open and confined areas in which to fight. Doom 3 pushed the graphics envelope and I assume that the number of enemies had to be reduced in deference to the hardware of the day. In the age of the 2600 K one can only hope that the additional levels bring back the waves of demonic death that defined Doom 2.
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    memadmax , May 31, 2012 3:55 AM
    Ok, so if you don't already own Doom3(like me) on the console, then this is for you, unless of course, you have a insatiable appetite to own anything that has the Doom label on it.

    I really hope this comes out on PC, I hate playing FPS's without a mouse ^.^
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    skaz , May 31, 2012 4:25 AM
    Went straight to video first. Disappointed when I saw console love only. Looks like it did for the PC.
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    amuffin , May 31, 2012 4:35 AM
    Looks like they had to turn down the graphics for the consoles....hehe ;) 
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    Darkerson , May 31, 2012 4:42 AM
    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/30/doom-3-bfg-edition-brings-hell-to-360-ps3-pc-this-fall-with/

    Yep, PC isnt being left out. I wouldnt mind another chance to play the game. My system I had at the time was barely able to run the game faster than a slideshow.
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    rjandric , May 31, 2012 5:09 AM
    I have it on Mac, and PC version i used to play back in the day a bit. Doom3 Resurrection of Evil was way better IMHO.
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    4745454b , May 31, 2012 5:30 AM
    If you get Doom 1-3 all for one price, then I'm a happy guy depending on the price. $60 for something I could get used for a lot less and I'll pass. But $20 or so and I'll probably bite.
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    cliffro , May 31, 2012 5:33 AM
    Darkersonhttp://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/30/ [...] fall-with/Yep, PC isnt being left out. I wouldnt mind another chance to play the game. My system I had at the time was barely able to run the game faster than a slideshow.


    I thought the same as everyone else, PC was being left out...But I did a little searching and found some articles on it and an interview with Tim Willits which can be read here http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/5/30/3051918/doom-bfg-edition-details
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    ihavenoid4u , May 31, 2012 5:41 AM
    i read the books, they were good
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    thomaseron , May 31, 2012 6:06 AM
    id Software can suck it. "ooh, consoles are the future"...
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    shqtth , May 31, 2012 6:14 AM
    I loved doom 3, can't wait until its on my xbox, since the pc i played doom 3 on crashed all the time so i wasn't able to finish it off :(  only 99% done before my pc died. never really got to play the add on, since the pc died. And I prefer to xbox 360 experience to the pc, as I enjoy sitting down on my couch looking at my 46inch, as I spend way to much time on the pc anyways.
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    XZaapryca , May 31, 2012 6:19 AM
    Not revamped for the PC because it's not needed. It already looked great, when you could see. Doom3, now with flashlights!
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    alidan , May 31, 2012 6:20 AM
    WamphryiI was pretty ambivalent when I played Doom 3 and the expansion. I played both to the end but never reinstalled them for a repeat round. I found Doom 2 more enjoyable though in fairness Doom 2 had a newness to it that Doom 3 could not compete with. In fact it was so new I played it on a 486 SX 25 with 4 MB of RAM and no sound card. Doom 2 had a wider mix of monsters and a mix of open and confined areas in which to fight. Doom 3 pushed the graphics envelope and I assume that the number of enemies had to be reduced in deference to the hardware of the day. In the age of the 2600 K one can only hope that the additional levels bring back the waves of demonic death that defined Doom 2.


    the reason light wasnt mounted on guns was because when doom 3 was in development, that was something that would be impossible to have done with light from the gun at the same time. but when it came round for doom 3 to come out, half life 2 kicked the crap out of doom 3 graphic wise, and on lesser hardware.

    the mechanics in doom 3 were dated by launch, and all that i can remember was playing that game on a than 5 year old crt... so what was already a REALLY dark game was made even darker to the point i could barely play it even with lights on in the game.

    i like doom 3 all right, but it was dated at the time of release.

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    that said, what did they change... anyone see it from the video, because i didnt notice anything besides possibly a soft shadow.
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    rantoc , May 31, 2012 6:41 AM
    Darkersonhttp://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/30/ [...] fall-with/Yep, PC isnt being left out. I wouldnt mind another chance to play the game. My system I had at the time was barely able to run the game faster than a slideshow.


    No need to have it "remastered" for the PC, remember that the xbox 360's gpu equals a 7800gtx and that was released mid 2005. Having doom3 "remastered" for 7 years old hardware bellonging in a museum by electronic component standards no thx! Guess my xbox360 will keep collecting dust even when the title itself was fun back in the days i cant bare to play a shooter without a mouse!
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    youssef 2010 , May 31, 2012 7:42 AM
    It was a great game during its time. Looking forward to replaying it with current graphics
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