E3 2018: Doom Sequel And Wolfenstein Expansion Announced For 2019

Are you ready for hell on Earth?

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Though Bethesda's E3 showcase is inevitably going to be remembered for the likes of Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, the other announcements that propped up the conference were just as monumental.

Despite being heavily rumoured, nobody really expected to see a sequel to Doom announced in the same year as a follow up to Rage, yet Bethesda surprised everyone by officially confirming that Doom: Eternal was in the works.

Coming with a 2019 release window, the highly-anticipated sequel is set to have a huge gameplay blowout at Quake Con later this year, but the developers did promise a few things at this event: twice the amount of demons than in the first game, even more visceral gameplay and, yes, hell on Earth.

Rounding out the trifecta of the publisher's first-person shooter franchises, though, was the announcement of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a major, standalone title also dropping next year.

Far more ambitious than the original game's Old Blood DLC, this new experience is set to jump forward in time to the 1980s, putting players in the shoes of B.J. Blazkowicz's twin daughters. Two protagonists means two-player co-op as well, for the first time allowing fans to join forces to take on Nazis alongside a friend online.

What this means for the inevitable Wolfenstein 3 (Will it jump even further into the future? Will it replace B.J. as the protagonist completely?) is anyone's guess, but either way, shooter fans should have their hands full between this expansion and a full Doom sequel going into next year.

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