DOOM Eternal forgoes the traditional DeathMatch multiplayer that DOOM (2016) had (and the original 1993 DOOM invented) and is instead trying something bolder and more original: Battlemode. This 2v1 asymmetrical mode pits two player-controlled Demons (choosing from the Revenant, Archvile, Pain Elemental, Mancubus, and Marauder) against one player-controlled Slayer. The Slayer has to kill both demons before either of them can respawn. It’s an intriguing game of cat-and-mouse, layered with strategy. In the video above, DOOM Eternal director Hugo Martin talks through a round with IGN’s James Duggan playing as the Slayer and two id Software developers controlling the Demons.
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DOOM Eternal will be released on March 20 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia, with a Nintendo Switch version hitting later.
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