Bethesda has announced that the DOOM 3 BFG Edition is slated for release in North America on October 16, 2012 and throughout Europe on October 19, 2012. DOOM 3 BFG Edition will feature re-mastered versions of both DOOM 3 and the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack, as well seven new levels of content entitled ‘The Lost Mission.’ DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be available in North America on PC for $29.99 and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $39.99.
Re-mastered for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, DOOM 3 and it’s expansion pack offer enhanced visuals further immersing you in the demonic world like never before. DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and ‘The Lost Mission’ have been optimized in 3D, featuring 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game. id Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and DOOM 3 now features the new armor-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.
This is actually a change from the original where you had to decide whether to carry a flashlight and see or carry your weapon and defend yourself. Some people are jumping for joy about the new armor-mounted flashlight while others say that it constitutes a highly significant change to the core gameplay. I understand why they changed it but I do agree that it does change a very core element of the gameplay that will inherently change the overall experience of playing the game.
DOOM 3 BFG Edition will also include the original DOOM and DOOM II games, making it the definitive DOOM collection.