DOOM 64 is a canonical sequel to Doom II, released on Nintendo 64 in 1997. Now it’s going to get an updated version along with the release of DOOM Eternal on March 20. The update will contain a brand new campaign chapter that expands the gaming universe.
The port is being developed by Nightdive studio, which is working on the upcoming System Shock remake. Senior developer James Haley revealed in an interview with USgamer.net that there will be another chapter with new lore after the original DOOM 64 campaign.
“On our end, persistent players will have the opportunity to unlock a new chapter in the Doomguy’s saga, taking place shortly after [Doom 64’s] original campaign concludes,” Haley said. “The Mother Demon you defeated in that outing had a sister, and since you’ve been messing up Hell non-stop, she tries to get rid of you by sending you away. If you can make your way back and take revenge, you’ll be rewarded with a bit of lore that fans of both series, new and classic, should enjoy.”
The studio is also preparing many other improvements and new features, including the following:
- Automatic run button
- Separate settings for overall and ambient brightness
- Ability to switch red and green blood colors
- Motion control technology for Switch and PS4 controllers that helps with aiming
- Automap navigation via Switch touch screen or Dualshock 4 gamepad touch panel
DOOM 64 will be out on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The game comes as a bonus for pre-ordering DOOM Eternal on all platforms.