Doom launch trailer offers a few story details, some demons, and buckets of blood

Bethesda released a short launch trailer for Doom, the upcoming reboot of the classic first-person shooter franchise. Though it’s a wee-bit short, the trailer does provide just the slightest bit of insight into the story for the game’s single-player campaign.

Based on the trailer, it seems the as-yet unnamed space marine players control is, in fact, the same character from the past chapters of the Doom series. He’s “the only flesh and blood to walk between dimensions,” as a robotic voice informs viewers in the trailer.

In terms of narrative, that’s about it. Then again, that’s really all you need to know, right? Beyond that, the trailer is a highlight reel, with more of the fast shooting, brutal melee kills, and intense gore developer Id Software has been showing since the game was first revealed in 2014.

Meanwhile, there is some more specific and helpful information. For players interested in picking up the game on the PC, Bethesda also released the game’s system requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions).
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 or better.
  • GPU: 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; Nvidia GTX 670 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or better.
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for multiplayer and SnapMap.

Recommended Specs:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions);
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770/AMD FX-8350 or better.
  • GPU: 8 GB RAM; 55 GB free HDD space; Nvidia GTX 970 4GB/AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB or better.
  • Contains a single disc. Download of additional files from Steam (total amount 45 GB) is required to run the game.
  • Requires Steam activation and broadband internet connection for multiplayer and SnapMap.

Doom will return on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 13. In the meantime, check out our hands-on impressions from its online multiplayer beta.

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