DOOM The Dark Ages Reveal Trailer
Bethesda Softworks

During Xbox’s Game Showcase on Sunday, the next installation in id Software’s DOOM franchise was revealed. DOOM: The Dark Ages takes the series back to a medieval-like era with a dark fantasy twist on the rip-and-tear combat the classic games are known for. This could prove to be an excellent direction for the series.

The game will serve as a prequel (of sorts) to 2016’s DOOM and 2020’s DOOM Eternal. Doom Slayer (or Doom Guy) has a brand new look, including a Game of Thrones-inspired cape and a chainsaw shield. In addition to the shield, the new reveal trailer promises a slew of more new mechanics, such as mech vs. kaiju fights and a rideable cyberpunk dragon.

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DOOM: The Dark Ages has a release window of 2025. It will launch on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PlayStation 5 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. It looks absolutely bonkers, so check out the new footage below.

Don’t miss these other exciting Summer Game Fest 2024 reveals:

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