Doom 3 Xbox Date Confirmed

Video game makers id Software and Activision Inc. today confirmed that the highly successful DOOM 3 will be released for Xbox the week of April 4. Launching concurrently will be DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, the official PC expansion pack for the fan-favorite sci-fi/horror franchise.

Developed by Vicarious Visions and id Software, the Xbox version of DOOM 3 features 480p and wide-screen support, full Xbox Live multiplayer capability and the Xbox exclusive two-player co-op campaign. The limited collector’s edition also includes full versions of the original Ultimate DOOM and DOOM II playable in single player, split-screen co-op or deathmatch mode, which allows two to four players on one Xbox console.

Co-developed by Nerve Software and id Software, DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for PC picks up two years after the events of the original, returning fans to an abandoned UAC research facility on Mars. Players wage a brutal war against an army of new demons and zombies while weilding weapons such as the new physics defying “grabber” and the classic double-barreled shotgun. Also featured are new locations, puzzles and mysterious powers such as the ability to slow time.

Both Doom 3 for Xbox and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for PC are are rated “M” for Mature due to intense violence, blood and gore.