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Doom 64 confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, launches this November

The game hasn’t been available on a Nintendo device since 1997

using a big gun in Doom 64 id Software/Bethesda Softworks
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Doom 64 is back with a special re-release for the Nintendo Switch. It’s the first time the game has been available on a Nintendo console since 1997. Pete Hines, Bethesda Softworks senior vice president, made the announcement today during the Nintendo Direct press conference. The game launches on Nov. 22.

The original Doom 64 game was developed and published by Midway Games and released only for the Nintendo 64. According to the game’s lore, it takes place directly after the events of Doom 2. Hines said the port will include the original’s 30-plus levels.

But will Doom 64 arrive on any other platforms? The official Doom Twitter account won’t say for sure.

Rumors that the game was in development began this summer when the European ratings agency, PEGI, mentioned the title on its website. Just yesterday it leaked out again, this time via the Australian Classification Board. Now the game is official. No pricing information was released.

To celebrate the original game’s 25th anniversary, in July Bethesda announced the release of Doom (1993), Doom 2, and Doom 3 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile platforms, including iOS and Android devices. That followed an unofficial sequel courtesy of franchise creator John Romero himself called Sigil.