On Doom's 25th Anniversary, Creator John Romero Announces New Levels

Own a statue of John Romero's head on a spike with the Sigil collector's edition

Own a statue of John Romero's head on a spike with the Sigil collector's edition

However, it appears that this new "John Romero" game is just a megawad for the original Doom and nothing more. The expansion will be available for free starting in mid-February 2019, and it'll be joined by a pair of limited edition fan boxes from Limited Run Games.

Circling back to tie up loose ends on a project 25 years later isn't exactly a common endeavor, but that's what Romero Games aims to do through Sigil.

Because the game is essentially a mod, the announcement post makes it clear that in order to run it, you'll need to own a registered copy of the original Doom, which released in 1993. "It contains nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels".

Sigil is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Doom, picking up where the original left off.

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Miller said, "It would be weird and it would feel like he was running around nude if he was some sort of otter-like thing". It was directed by Jeff Fowler from a script by Patrick Casey, Josh Miller and Oren Uziel.

The standard edition of Sigil includes a "big box" featuring the artwork of Christopher Lovell, a 16GB USB stick modeled after a 3.5-inch floppy drive, a two-disc jewel case with game data and soundtrack from Buckethead plus two stickers. The $166 Beast Box has all that plus a coin, a print of the technosatanic box art, a t-shirt, and the aforementioned pewter spiked head. These items are also included in the Beast Box version, too.

You can now pre-order the physical editions over on Limited Run's website.

He's putting those tools to work on building out a whole new, nine-level episode as a "megawad", which is basically a collection of fan-made additions and changes (commonly referred to as mods), all packaged together.

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