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Doom 3 to be re-mastered with BFG Edition

An enhanced version of Doom 3 is set to released with the BFG Edition.

Publisher Bethesda Softworks is to release a re-mastered version of id Software's classic first-person shooter Doom 3.

Doom 3 BFG Edition may not be the sequel that many gamers are hankering for, but fans of the title should be drooling at the prospect of retracing each terrifying step in glorious enhanced graphics.

What's more, the BFG Edition will feature every game in the Doom back catalogue: Doom, Doom 2, Doom 3 and Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil.

Its release date and price is currently unknown, but it is expected to hit shelves some time later this year.

The updated version will address a number of complaints about the title, including the darkness and difficulty level. As a result, the lighting and rendering have been tweaked and a new armour-mounted flashlight has been introduced to the protagonist's suit, meaning you can fire and light your way simultaneously.

A new 3D monitor is also being added as well as a 5.1 surround sound support.

Perhaps one of the most exciting additions, however, is seven new single-player levels titled The Lost Missions. Very little is known about this content at present, but any extension to the game will be welcome news to fans.

"Doom 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said John Carmack, technical director at id Software.

"Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls. New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it."

A fourth instalment in the Doom series is expected to be released by Bethesda and id Software sometime next year. Very little is known about the title at present but it could be either a remake of the original Doom or a prequel to Doom 3. There has even been suggestions that like Doom 2, it could be set on Earth.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801376450-ADNFCR