New Doom video showcases "Guns, Demons, and Speed"

Bethesda's new Doom video is entitled “Guns, Demon, Speed,” which is interesting because the point, according to the description on YouTube, is to illustrate that “there's more to Doom than just running and gunning.” Like punching, I guess? Yes—lots and lots of punching

“Doom is about guns, first and foremost, and fighting demons with guns,” Executive Producer Marty Stratton explains succinctly, and he's really not wrong. But weapons are customizable—the shotgun can be tweaked with an alt-fire that makes it effective at longer rangers, for instance—and so are characters, through the use of “progression items” like runes and research projects. 

It feels a wee little bit like Henry Ford's famous line about customers having cars in any color they want as long as it's black, but if slaughtering our way through the rampaging hordes of Hell is inevitable, it's nice that we'll at least have a little flexibility in how we go about it. 

Doom comes out on May 13. Preloads on Steam are live now.   

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.