Doom does not arrive till May 13th 2016 but if you can feel your trigger finger itching then get your BFG’s ready because pre-orders for Doom have now gone live and for a limited time period you will also receive Doom I and II via backwards compatibility absolutely free. The codes are expected to be sent out within seven to ten days after pre-ordering on Xbox One.
As well as these great classics you will get access to a slew of other content;
Demon Multiplayer Pack, which includes one, unique Demon-themed armor set with three skin variations, six Hack Modules—one-use consumable perks—six exclusive metallic paint colors, and three id logo patterns that can be applied to weapons and armor.
With such a great incentive will you be pre-ordering Doom for Xbox One?
The time has come for the closed alpha DOOM tests to begin, This weekend 23/10/15 – 25/10/15 people who pre-ordered or purchased Wolfenstein: The New Order on or before May 26, 2014 would have been sent out a code to participate, so check your mail!
There seems to be quite a bit to play around with over the next few days and the features are as follows:
One Map: Heatwave
The Alpha will feature 1 multiplayer map: Heatwave. This industrial-themed map will place players in an arena setting featuring plenty of armor, ammo, and health pickups. Narrow corridors, walkways and small chambers all link to a central, open area of the map, providing players with a variety of environments that suit varying playstyles, as well as the focus point for fighting over key power-ups.
One Mode: 6v6 Team Deathmatch
Welcome to the core of DOOM’s arena-style multiplayer combat. In this mode, two teams of 6 players will try to dominate each other by fighting over the Revenant and Gauss Rifle power-ups, which provide devastating firepower that can turn the tide or ensure victory.
One Demon: Revenant
Being the first player to the Demon Rune will transform you into the powerful Revenant. Use your jetpack and dual rocket launchers to hunt down the other team for a limited time to either secure your team’s lead or mount a comeback.
One Power Weapon: Gauss Cannon
Available as a counter to the Revenant, this high-powered weapon destroys opponents in one blast. Use the alternate fire to see your targets through walls, but be warned, there is a limited number of shots, so use it to take down the demon rather than enemy players. Once you’re out of ammo, you have to wait for it to appear on the map again.
6 Weapons, 2 Equipment Items
The Closed Alpha will feature a limited arsenal of weapons and items featured in the complete game. They can be used both in standard and customizable loadouts.
DOOM is slated for a Spring 2016 release, and here’s a sneaky peek at some footage from it.
Bethesda has today announced a new title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, described by the devs’ as an action-adventure shooter slated for release during quarter4 of 2013. The game is being developed by MachineGames, a studio comprised of seasoned developers known for creating compelling, critically-acclaimed story-driven games.
Wolfenstein has been widely credited for helping establish and popularise the first-person shooter genre, and Wolfenstein: The New Order is a reimagining of this franchise – offering players a gripping and dramatic experience. It’s a fictional story set in an alternate universe in the 1960’s. Names, characters, organisations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalised manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behaviour of the Nazi regime or to trivialise its war crimes, genocide, and other crimes against humanity.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is scheduled for release on both current and next-gen consoles.
Look out for more information in the coming weeks.