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Bethesda is hosting one of its regular sales on the Switch eShop, but this one’s a bit more significant. That’s because Doom Eternal has received its first discount – and it’s fairly significant. The title’s price has now been slashed by 50 percent.

Here’s the full lineup of deals:

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After they were originally released digitally, the first three Doom games are getting a physical release on Switch. Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 will be sold together as part of the Doom: The Classics Collection.

Doom: The Classics Collection will be offered standalone, as a special edition, and a collector’s edition. The special edition includes a keycard replica, Doom disk USB, steelbook, and more. The collector’s edition contains everything from the special edition as well as a Doom shadowbox with lights and sound inside a premium, windowed CE box.

Pre-orders for Doom: The Classics Collection kick off on April 2 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. Limited Run Games will have it here over a four week period.

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Bethesda and id Software have issued the full trailer for Doom Eternal’s latest DLC. Get a closer look at The Ancient Gods, Part Two below.

Doom Eternal is out now on Switch. The Ancient Gods, Part Two will be released in the future, but we don’t have a release window just yet.

Bethesda and id Software have released a teaser trailer showcasing Doom Eternal’s “The Ancient Gods, Part Two” DLC. Get a look at the video below.

Doom Eternal is out now on Switch, though it’s unclear when the game’s DLC will be available. In the meantime, the full trailer for “The Ancient Gods, Part Two” will be shared on March 17.

Bethesda continues to support The Elder Scrolls: Blades, and a new update for the game was offered this week. Version 1.12 includes a new quest (with another one coming soon), improvements, and more.

Below are the full patch notes: 

Many would agree that Doom Eternal is one of the most impressive ports on Switch. However, Panic Button did implement a number of changes to ensure that the game could properly run on the console. One such change is that when watching cutscenes, the frame rate drops to 20 frames per second.

Panic Button lead engineer Travis Archer spoke about why that was done in an interview with Digital Foundry, explaining the need to preserve a high level of detail for cutscenes – which “are sometimes the most graphically intensive scenes in the game”. Interestingly, Archer also mentioned that improvements are planned to boost cutscene performance.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades has been patched on Switch to version 1.11. Players can prepare for Heart’s Day, purchase new items from Sigil Store, and more.

Below are the full patch notes:

After releasing on Switch last month, Digital Foundry has now taken a closer look at the Switch version of Doom Eternal. Despite sacrifices that were made, the publication views the port positively and overall feels what Panic Button has accomplished is impressive.

Here’s a summary of how Doom Eternal holds up on Switch from a technical perspective:

Doom and Doom II players on Switch can now begin playing another add-on. Doom Zero, created by Christopher Golden, can be accessed via a download from the main menu.

Here’s an overview of Doom Zero:

GameXplain has put a video together comparing the new Switch version of Doom Eternal up against the game running on a PS4 Pro. Check it out below.

Doom Eternal is out on Switch starting today.