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Doom 3 BFG Edition Now Available in North America

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Doom 3 BFG Edition is now available in North America for Games for Windows, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

Bethesda just sent over a note announcing that Doom 3 BFG Edition is now available on Windows PC for $29.99, and on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99. This new bundle includes enhanced, re-mastered versions of the core game and its expansion pack, Resurrection of Evil, and The Lost Mission which contains eight new single-player levels for your demon-demolishing pleasure.

The new bundle is mainly optimized for consoles, bringing the 2004 game up to speed on the newer Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However the BFG Edition now supports 3D and cranks out 5.1 surround sound. It also features improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game.

Last month, id Software's Tim Willits said that the game itself was sped up and many levels were re-designed to match the new pace. "It’s not just Doom 3 – that’s what we’re keen to make sure everybody knows," Willits said. "We’re doing more with Doom 3 BFG than just re-releasing the original. We’ve actually put a heck of a lot of Rage tech into the Doom 3 engine to kind of modernize the game."

He said the team updated the lighting so that it's somewhat brighter throughout the game. A new armor-mounted flashlight is also provided, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time. The ammo has been tweaked, and the team even implemented the Rage network layer to make it run faster at low latency. The PC version even supports multiple displays.

"We went through every single level of the original and things that were really frustrating or not fun, we made them more enjoyable. So it is really kind of cool for us – especially as we all love the Doom franchise – to go back and rework the game in such a way," he added.

Never played a Doom game before? Have you been living under a rock all this time? You're in luck, as this new bundle also contains the original Doom and Doom II games. For the console junkies, the controls have been fine-tuned to capture that special Doom feeling in single and multiplayer modes. There are also Xbox 360 Achievements and PlayStation Trophies to collect.

"Today we’re bringing back id Software’s genre-defining shooter, with the release of Doom 3 BFG Edition," said Vlatko Andonov, President, Bethesda Softworks. "We are excited for new and existing fans to play the newly enhanced and extended Doom 3 – and for them to have the opportunity to play the classic Doom and Doom 2 games."

Doom 3 BFG Edition will also be available throughout Europe on October 19, 2012 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Games for Windows.

Doom 3 BFG Edition - Launch Trailer

 

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    mouse24 , October 17, 2012 2:07 AM
    "bringing the 2004 game up to speed on the newer Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. "

    But comparing launch dates didn't they come out almost the same year? (I'm semi kidding)
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    dimar , October 17, 2012 2:58 AM
    I'd rather play Quake 4 remastered. And I wish Blizzard would take an example and put some effort to remaster Warcraft 3 and maybe 2 and 1 :-)
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    Anonymous , October 17, 2012 2:44 AM
    hahahahaha, after RAGE failed so hard they must of said "Ah hell, let's just remaster a SEMI ok game to shut them all up" Before we fail more.
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  • 13 Hide
    mouse24 , October 17, 2012 2:07 AM
    "bringing the 2004 game up to speed on the newer Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. "

    But comparing launch dates didn't they come out almost the same year? (I'm semi kidding)
  • 8 Hide
    Anonymous , October 17, 2012 2:18 AM
    2004 called wants it back. No thanks!
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    Yuka , October 17, 2012 2:35 AM
    AND STEAM!

    Cheers!
  • 10 Hide
    Anonymous , October 17, 2012 2:44 AM
    hahahahaha, after RAGE failed so hard they must of said "Ah hell, let's just remaster a SEMI ok game to shut them all up" Before we fail more.
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    Anonymous , October 17, 2012 2:48 AM
    "DOOM 3 BFG Edition will also include the original DOOM and DOOM II games, making it the definitive collection of the revolutionary games developed by id Software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre."

    And the genre COD ruined.

    BFG = Bad F*cking Game by chance? ;)  sorry just had too say it.
  • 9 Hide
    bigdragon , October 17, 2012 2:49 AM
    You had me until "optimized for consoles" so now I have to wait for reviews. I really enjoyed Doom 3 when it was new.
  • 11 Hide
    dimar , October 17, 2012 2:58 AM
    I'd rather play Quake 4 remastered. And I wish Blizzard would take an example and put some effort to remaster Warcraft 3 and maybe 2 and 1 :-)
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    Anonymous , October 17, 2012 3:04 AM
    3D only on PC version
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    fuzzion , October 17, 2012 3:33 AM
    dimar put some effort to remaster Warcraft 3 :-)


    I would sell my left kidney for a newer sexier version of WIII.

    Oh well guess we can wait for 2014 release of Warcraft IV
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    dimar , October 17, 2012 3:47 AM
    fuzzionI would sell my left kidney for a newer sexier version of WIII. Oh well guess we can wait for 2014 release of Warcraft IV


    That could cover re-rendering the cinematics in 4k/100Mbps/120fps h265 :-)
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    lpedraja2002 , October 17, 2012 4:14 AM
    Finally! I can use my flashlight while shooting at the same time! I could never finish the damn game because I was too scared shitless to continue or even look around a corner cause some mofo would sneak behind me or from the vents and I couldn't shoot while seeing so I said fuck it, it's been on my shelf ever since.
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    deepblue08 , October 17, 2012 4:29 AM
    Personally, I loved Doom 3. I hope they make Doom 4 using the latest and the greatest DirectX has to offer.
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    hrhuffnpuff , October 17, 2012 4:48 AM
    Hell, Doom 3 I already have, I wish they updated Heretic or Hexen instead.
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    hrhuffnpuff , October 17, 2012 4:49 AM
    deepblue08Personally, I loved Doom 3. I hope they make Doom 4 using the latest and the greatest DirectX has to offer.


    I liked Doom 3 as well. I wish they had screenshots of Doom 4 though...Maybe next year.
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    HDmac , October 17, 2012 4:59 AM
    Looks.....the same.
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    olaf , October 17, 2012 5:17 AM
    How about remaking Doom & Doom II, they were miles ahead of this shit they dared call DOOM
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    fuxxnuts , October 17, 2012 5:31 AM
    fuzzion[...]Oh well guess we can wait for 2014 release of Warcraft IV


    Online only play, real money auction house upgrades, and unit upgrades no longer required.
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    tomfreak , October 17, 2012 5:49 AM
    id Game the new Console developer lol, I heard people complained that the Doom3 BFE is a full direct console port with no graphic quality adjustments, and the 2004 Doom3 are look as good, 2004 Doom3 with graphic mod look superior on this. Looks like they are milking the young gamers who had no idea what is Doom3.
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    alidan , October 17, 2012 5:53 AM
    lpedraja2002Finally! I can use my flashlight while shooting at the same time! I could never finish the damn game because I was too scared shitless to continue or even look around a corner cause some mofo would sneak behind me or from the vents and I couldn't shoot while seeing so I said fuck it, it's been on my shelf ever since.


    that may be a game breaking factor for me... the game was built around hardware not handeling flashlight and muzzle flash at the same time, and it make the game creapeier than it was, if they took that out... not sure if i want it.

    markmnl3D only on PC version


    its possible it will be 3d on consoles, just not head mount 3d.

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    Soul_keeper , October 17, 2012 6:37 AM
    linux user here
    i'll buy it right this minute if it runs.

    don't want my money ?
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