Here’s an announcement we never expected to find in our inbox this afternoon: Bethesda is rereleasing DOOM 3 for PlayStation 3.
The expanded shooter – appropriately entitled the DOOM 3: BFG Edition – will include remastered versions of the original game, its expansion pack and seven new levels called “The Lost Mission”.
The rerelease will be fully optimised with 5.1 surround sound and 3D support. It’ll have improved rendering and lighting, as well as an overhauled checkpoint system. And yes, you’ll be able to use your flashlight while shooting a gun.
The BFG Edition will also ship with the original versions of DOOM and DOOM 2, making it something of a franchise celebration. And, of course, there’ll be a full set of trophies for you to collect.
id’s John Carmack said of the announcement:
DOOM 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release. Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls.
New support for 3D TVs, monitors and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.
The game’s due out later this year. There's a trailer embedded in the space below.