Doom 64 remake coming to current-gen consoles

It was just announced this week that a Doom 64 remake is in the works to be released on 20 March 2020. It’s going to be free for people who preordered Doom Eternal, price unknown for everyone else.

Doom 64 is one of those games that doesn’t fall within the series of ports of ID software PC games that were made for the N64 back in the day. Games like Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D and GL Quake were simple ports, but Doom 64 is a beast of its own. It had its own set of levels and everything, so it’s something that could be only experienced on the Nintendo 64. Until now.

You can now get a free copy of the Doom 64 remake with a pre-ordered copy of DOOM Eternal, which is the first official port of the game made since its original N64 release 22 years ago.

Just by looking at the trailer, it does seem to have a lot of similarities with the original game. It’s a bit hard to tell the level layout with just short clips, but this DOOM 64 remake does seem to have all the classic weapons and enemies we remember from the original game. By the looks of things. they’re keeping the same billboarded models from the original, but making teh game run at a higher resolution and consistent frame rate.

I never really got into DOOM that much, I was more into Duke Nukem, Turok 2 and Goldeneye back in the day. However it’s good to see that people still remember that these old games still exists, and that they’re willing to give them new life by porting them to newer hardware.

DOOM 64 will be available in March 2020 on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. You can keep up to date by subscribing to DOOM’s Twitter account, or have a look at other mods and remakes of N64 games like Ocarina of Time 2D, Goldeneye Source or Turok 1 and 2.

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A DOOM 64 remake is set for release in March 2020, free with all preorders of DOOM Eternal. Let's see how it looks and how it stands up.
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