Brutal Doom 64 has been teased for a little while now, but today it got a trailer and an official release date. If you’re looking for a fun gore-filled Halloween romp,Brutal Doom 64 should have you covered when it releases on the 30th.
For those not in the know, Brutal Doom is a mod for the original Doom that does exactly as it says in the title. With additional weapons, more gore, executions etc, it quickly garnered a reputation as one of the highest quality Doom mods you can play. The developer of Brutal Doom, who goes by the name Sergeant_Mark_IV, has been working on creating a port of Doom 64 to the more modern GZDoom and Zandronum engines. However, this won’t be a straight port as the mod page states: “the goal of this project is not to make a 1:1 port of Doom 64 for PC, but to enhance it in every possible way, bringing the satisfying gore and gunplay of Brutal Doom, new sounds and special effects that greatly enhances the oppressive atmosphere of D64, and attempting to include all the content cut from the original game due the cartridge space of the N64.”
Doom 64 was more of a sequel to Doom II than a straight port, featuring the same setting and feeling but some new enemies, weapons, and completely new levels and story. Brutal Doom 64 will also be adding in some cut content from Doom 64 as the mod page states: “I will surely add the Hell Hound and a a laser-like thing that was shown on some screenshots on game magazines at the time but was cut out.” The story takes place immediately after Doom II and ends right before Doom (2016), at least in the sort of unofficial fan-cannon. So if you haven’t experienced Doom 64, grab your GZDoom folder and buckle in for Brutal Doom 64 on October 30th.
Will you be giving Brutal Doom a try? Does it put you in the Halloween spirit?