Activision and id preparing more Doom

Less than two months after Doom 3's release, its first expansion pack is being summoned from the depths of hell; no release date yet.

On August 3, id Software and Activision capped years of development by finally releasing Doom 3, the most anticipated PC game this side of Half-Life 2. Less than two months later, the two companies have announced an expansion to the graphically groundbreaking first-person shooter.

Called Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, the expansion is (unsurprisingly) set after the events of Doom 3, when the space marine uncovers an ancient and evil artifact in the depths of hell. Unluckily for him, the denizens of Hades want their malevolent knickknack back, leading to another round of fiery marine-on-demon action. Activision promises the game will hold "new locations, characters and weapons." The most notable new weapon to be featured will be the double-barreled shotgun, which made its first appearance in Doom 2. The new offering will require the full retail version of Doom 3 to play and has not yet been rated by the ESRB. However, it's a safe bet that the game will be rated "M" for Mature.

"Now that fans have survived the horrors and edge-of-your-seat action of the original, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil delivers players deeper into the heart of the UAC to uncover new secrets and technology used to destroy the demon force that's hell-bent on destroying you," said id CEO Software Todd Hollenshead in a statement. However, the statement made no mention of a release date for Resurrection of Evil, although it did reveal that the game would be codeveloped by Nerve Software, the developer of Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War.

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