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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.

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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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:

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.

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The latest first-person shooter from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda, Doom Eternal, launches on Switch today, check out some gameplay footage with the video below.

Doom Eternal is available now on Switch.

Panic Button has helped bring a slew of different titles to Switch, but the studio just wrapped up what it says was the team’s most difficult port yet. Doom Eternal is finally coming to Switch, though it certainly wasn’t an easy task to get the game running.

Senior producer Cody Nicewarner and lead engineer Travis Archer at Panic Button recently chatted with Nintendo Everything about the Switch version of Doom Eternal. As part of that, we were able to learn more about the challenges involved during development. Nicewarner and Archer also commented on the Switch version’s frame rate / resolution, plans for DLC, and more.

Here’s our full discussion: 

If everything had gone as planned, Doom Eternal would have launched on Switch a year ago. The game was originally planned for release on all platforms in November 2019. It was pushed to March 2020 on most systems, but the Switch version has long been missing in action. Now after a lengthy wait, it’s almost here and is scheduled for December 8.

We recently had the chance to speak with senior producer Cody Nicewarner and lead engineer Travis Archer at Panic Button about the new Switch version of Doom Eternal. When asked why the port took longer than some may have been expected, the two developers said:

Bethesda has shared a number of screenshots from the Switch version of Doom Eternal, which arrives in just a few days. Check out the full set below.

Doom Eternal is slated for December 8 on Switch via the eShop – no physical version is planned. Find more information as part of a recently-released official FAQ here.