Doom fans, here is something really special for you today. It appears that the unique Nintendo 64 version of Doom, Doom 64, will be officially coming to the PC. PEGI has just rated the game for both PC and PS4.
Now according to the rating, Doom 64 should had been released for the PC yesterday, July 26th. I don’t know whether Bethesda plans to delay this release or aims to shadow release the game later this week/weekend on its store.
Doom 64 featured unique sprites and levels for Nintendo 64. The game was also more of a horror game than a classic shoot-them-all shooter likes its predecessors, Doom 1 and Doom 2. Not only that, but a lot of Doom fans consider Doom 64 to be one of the best Doom games to date.
PC gamers have already been enjoying total conversion mods based on this Nintendo 64 version of Doom. Brutal Doom 64 aimed to bring the chaotic action and the gameplay of Brutal Doom to Doom 64, whereas Doom 64: Retribution was a full remake and “port” of Doom 64 for the Nintendo 64 to the GZDoom engine. Furthermore, there was a Doom 64 remake in Doom 2 that brought all the map layouts from Doom 64 in the classic Doom 2 game with assets from Doom 2 for all enemies and objects.
It will be interesting to see what an official port of Doom 64 will bring to the table. Our guess is that the game will be using the Unity Engine, similarly to the Nintendo Switch versions of Doom 1 and Doom 2 that were released yesterday. This is mere speculation so take it with a grain of salt.
We’ll be sure to share more news about Doom 64 PC as soon as we hear more about it, so stay tuned for more!