Doom Eternal has finally received a release date! We are not messing with you, we promise. This game is the sequel to Doom that was released in 2016 for the PC and consoles and came to the Nintendo Switch on November 2017. With a new trailer just announced for the Nintendo Switch, it was revealed that it will be coming out this December 8th, 2020.
You can get the game in a digital-only copy and as far as we know, there will be no physical copies, at least not for the time being. Yes, it is a bit disappointing not to receive the physical copy but at least we get the digital version of the game. Those who pre-ordered Doom Eternal in its physical copy will receive a full refund so make sure to contact your retailer about this.
Doom Eternal’s story starts some time after the events of its predecessor as you continue your mission as the Doom Slayer to destroy the army of Hell and save humanity. The game also launched a new DLC with a new story called The Ancient Gods which is equally fascinating to the main story.
Initially, the Nintendo Switch was supposed to get Doom Eternal on March 20th of this year but the game got delayed. It appears that it needed more work than expected but that is a good thing, better get a quality game late than a broken one early. According to the Daily Gaming Report, Marty Stratton (one of the main developers of the game), he did confirm that Doom Eternal will be just as good as its predecessor.
Also, based on Marty’s statement, it seems that Doom Eternal will run similarly as Doom ran on the Nintendo Switch. We can expect it to be running at 30 frames per second with resolution at or below 720p. Be sure to have enough space for the 17.5 GB sized game.
Finally, the first Doom which is already available on the Nintendo Switch runs pretty decently on the Switch and we didn’t notice any problems with it when we played it, so we expect the upcoming Doom Eternal to run very well. You can watch the release date trailer for Doom Eternal below.