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The original DOOM is getting a free fifth chapter to celebrate its 25-year anniversary

Although the download is free, a physical version will is also availble for US$166. (Source: Limited Run Games)
Although the download is free, a physical version will is also availble for US$166. (Source: Limited Run Games)
Fans of DOOM will be excited to learn that the ground-breaking first-person shooter is getting an all-new fifth chapter. The new content has been announced to mark the 25-year anniversary of its launch in 1993.

The father of DOOM, John Romero, has announced a free downloadable fifth chapter for the fabled first-person shooter. Dubbed Sigil, the new mod has been in development for the past two years that Romero says he would work on while on vacation or in the evenings. It is currently slated for a February 2019 debut.

Sigil will bring nine single-player levels and nine death match levels. The best thing about it is that it will be completely free, highlighting just how much the game and its fans have meant to Romero. For fans of physical copies, there is a Sigil Beast Box edition currently up for pre-order for US$166. The Beast Box features demonic-themed artwork by Christopher Lovell and is individually signed and numbered by Romero.

Also included in the Beast Box is a 16 GB 3.5-inch floppy disk-themed USB drive that includes Sigil and exclusive extras. Other items contained within include 2-disc booklet styled case including an original soundtrack by ex-GNR guitarist Buckethead, a signed art print and a SIGIL-themed coin. Fans also won't want to miss the pewter statue on a spike of Romero's head, a t-shirt and custom stickers.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-12-11 (Update: 2018-12-11)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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