The ‘Doom’ Promo Blitz Goes Live-Action

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chris-littlechild - April 1, 2016

  Did you know that a spangly new, violence-amundo Doom title is coming our way, a reboot of the iconic original? I didn’t either. It’s easy for it to have passed you by. These guys haven’t been thrusting the promotional material straight into our eyeballs at every possible damn opportunity or anything.  

Snark aside, you’re surely down with everything the game has to offer at this point. Id Software have dropped trailers, info, shots and such out the wazzoo, so as to cement Doom’s place as a Big Effing Deal in our brains. That way lies cashtacular, and if there’s one thing these companies like, it’s cashtacular.

We’ve had quick ogles at the campaign, the multiplayer, the Demon Rune transformations, a bit of everything. We’ve seen all the way up Doom’s undercrackers, like the time Marilyn Monroe stood on that steam grate. The challenge for the developers now is to bring us something new, to keep us interested with a month and a half still to go until launch.

Something like this will do fine. Usually, live action trailers are Call of Duty territory, but no-one said these guys can’t get in on that action too. This clip has some cache, being directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy). It’s a slice of actiontastic, The Wrap Reports, which ‘evokes the pillars of Doom’s gameplay: Relentless Combat, Terrifying Demons and Badass Guns.’

You can’t say fairer than that. Take a look below.

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