Doom 3 BFG announced with new content

A few months ago, Bethesda Softworks announced it would re-release Quake IV this June. Today, the publisher announced yet another older game will be re-released, but this time with all new content. id Software's 2004 shooter Doom 3, along with its 2005 expansion pack Resurrection of Evil, will be packaged together and will be released as Doom 3 BFG this fall.

But that's not all. Doom 3 BFG also throws in Doom 1 and 2 in the bundle for good measure and includes an all new seven level single player mission for Doom 3, "The Lost Missions". It will be released for the Xbox 360 and PC along with the PS3, marking the first time Doom 3 will be made available for Sony's console (the original game was released for the PC and the first Xbox).

This is apparently no mere port. According to Bethesda, Doom 3, the expansion pack and the new levels have gotten a graphical makeover with improved rendering and lighting effects. There's also a new check point save system, support for 3D effects, 5.1 surround sound, new Achievements, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 trophies. id has also thrown in an in-game flashlight that's mounted on your character's armor to make shooting enemies a little easier.

Source: Bethesda Softworks

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Colicab said,
If its released at a budget price then YOINK!

£27.85 for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 version and £16.85 for PC version from

Buttus said,
sounds cool, but damn, checkpoints really suck!

Totally agreed. When did checkpoints become a "feature" and not a "limitation"? It's not like you can't do both on consoles -- look at BioShock, Portal 2, etc.

nvllsvm said,
I hope new lighting effects means softer, lighter shadows.

Binary shadowing was fun in Doom 3, it added to the punishment of spawning a wave of demons every time you pick up a health or ammo pack.

"in-game flashlight that's mounted on your character's armor"
Totally unnecessary!

I havent played doom 3 since 2005, so it might be a good time to replay it for old times sake

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