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Bethesda has announced that it will be updating Doom and Doom II for Switch with a new round of improvements. In-game lighting and audio will now more closely match the originals. Additionally, performance will be improved.

Bethesda will have more information about these patches in the future. We’ll let you know when more details are available.

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Bethesda has updated the re-releases of Doom and Doom II on Switch. Once the patch is installed, players will be able to skip the Bethesda.net login. It also removes the disconnect notification during gameplay.

Bethesda isn’t done with updates, as it also says it is “working on a more permanent fix to further reduce the visibility of the optional login.” We’ll let you know when that’s available.

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Bethesda surprised fans last week by re-releasing Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 on the latest consoles, including Switch. Digital Foundry has now examined the ports in greater detail, which are a bit of a mixed bag.

Doom and Doom II, which were handled by Nerve Software, suffer the most. These ports have uneven pixels, incorrect aspect ratio, jutter due to uneven frame persistence, overly bright lighting, and issues with music playback speed and poor sound effect playback.

Yesterday, Bethesda brought three classic Doom games to Switch. Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 can all be found on the eShop. These launches were great news for fans, but it didn’t come without a bit of controversy.

In order to play the classic Doom games, players have been required to log in to a Bethesda.net account. It’s far from the worst thing in the world, but some viewed it as an inconvenience while others simply weren’t interested in signing up. Thankfully, a fix is on the way.

Rounding out today’s Doom footage is a look at Doom II running on Switch. Take a look at the gameplay in the video below.

A trio of classic Doom games have landed on the Switch eShop. Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 can be purchased starting today. However, there’s one element about the experience that some players have taken issue with.

In order to play the Doom Switch ports, you’re required to log in to a Bethesda.net account. If you stay signed in, it seems that each title can be played offline. It might be a bit of a hassle if you want to jump in right away – especially if you don’t have an account already and aren’t interested in creating one – but you should be all set after logging in.

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Bethesda has shared a trailer for the re-released versions of Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 that are all out now on Switch. View the video below.

Update: All three games are now live on the eShop. Doom costs $4.99, Doom II costs $4.99, and Doom 3 costs $9.99.


Original: The original Doom games are coming to Switch today, listings on Nintendo UK’s website reveal. Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 should all be out soon – likely tying in to the start of QuakeCon 2019.

Here’s an overview of each title: