For Switch owners, players will have an option to purchase DOOM 64 on March 20, or pre-order to receive the game for free when DOOM Eternal launches on the platform at a later date. The release marks the first time in 23 years that players can experience the cult classic on modern consoles.
Per the developer, the free DOOM 64 digital download is available with any past, present, or future pre-order of DOOM Eternal between now and its March 20 launch.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Bethesda:
DOOM 64 – originally released on March 31, 1997 for Nintendo 64 – is included in the pre-order of the base game as well as the Deluxe Edition as a part of the Rip and Tear Pack. The Rip and Tear Pack also includes the DOOT Revenant player skin, the Throwback Shotgun Weapon skin, and the Cultist Base Master Level, a remixed version of the campaign level “Cultist Base,” with new challenges and surprises.
With more than 30 action-packed levels, DOOM 64 is back and better than ever, giving newcomers and lifelong fans alike a new opportunity to rip and tear.
Here’s the Official announcement trailer:
Check back with us next year for our review coverage of the game. Stay tuned.