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Doom's launch trailer includes a cool homage to the original

id and Bethesda whip up a bit of nostalgia

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The new Doom is out next week — the shooter arrives May 13 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One — which naturally warrants a launch trailer from publisher Bethesda Softworks. There's plenty of footage from Doom's single-player campaign and no shortage of demonic hellspawn exploding into bloody gibs.

There's also a modern Doom homage to the original game's cover art, pictured below, which was painted by the late Don Ivan Punchatz. At 58 seconds in, you'll 1993's Doom artwork recreated in 3D form.

Bethesda and Doom developer id Software will have another homage to the original game: The new Doom will ship with reversible cover art that evokes Punchatz's colorful, iconic artwork.

Doom classic box art

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