Bethesda Softworks and id Software have announced that DOOM Eternal’s release has been delayed into March 2020, with the Nintendo Switch version to “release after the other platforms.”
“Throughout the development of DOOM Eternal, our goal has been to deliver a game that exceeds your greatest expectations across the board,” the developer explained in an update.
“To make sure we’re delivering the best experience – for DOOM Eternal to live up to our standards of speed and polish – we’ve made the decision to extend our launch date by a few months to March 20, 2020.
“We know many fans will be disappointed by this delay, but we are confident that DOOM Eternal will deliver a gaming experience that is worth the wait.
“In addition to shifting the DOOM Eternal launch date, we’ve made a couple [of] other changes we wanted you to know about:
“Invasion mode, which will allow you to enter another players’ game as a playable demon, will release as a free update shortly after launch.
“DOOM Eternal for Nintendo Switch will release after the other platforms. We will announce that date in the future.
“DOOM 64 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in addition to Nintendo Switch. We are adding DOOM 64 as a pre-order bonus for DOOM Eternal on all platforms, so you’ll be able to download and play this classic game, for free, just for pre-ordering DOOM Eternal. DOOM 64 will be released on March 20, 2020 on all platforms.
“We are grateful to every DOOM fan for your dedication and support – we can’t wait to rip-and-tear right alongside you.”
The direct sequel to DOOM is set to an all-new pulse-pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, and will see players return to take their vengeance against the forces of Hell and Heaven as the DOOM Slayer.
With the developer promising to deliver “the ultimate combination of speed and power with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat,” you will fight across dimensions as you slay the demon hordes with powerful weapons and abilities.
DOOM Eternal will release for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2020.