Publisher Bethesda releases a brand new live action trailer to promote the forthcoming reboot of the id Software-developed first-person shooter, DOOM.
The release of DOOM‘s live action trailer coincides with the first day of the gory title’s closed beta, and the clip is definitely a sight to behold. With legendary punk band The Refused’s blistering song “New Noise” blasting over the slick, fast-paced visuals directed by Tron: Legacy‘s and Oblivion‘s director Joseph Kosinski, the promotional spot captures the quintessential essence of DOOM, for it contains quick combat, big guns, hellish environments, and diabolical demons.
Entitled “Fight Like Hell,” the only key element missing in the footage is DOOM‘s typical flagrant display of guts and gore. Of course, considering the fact that this is an advertisement, it will more than likely be used in the game’s marketing campaign on both television and the Internet for the next several months up through DOOM‘s release, so it makes sense for Kosinski to have dialed back the brutality just a tad.
As seen in the video below, however, the live action trailer isn’t without its fair share of violence. For instance, one of the more savage scenes depicts the title’s protagonist, the Marine (AKA Doomguy to some) shoving a plasma rifle into the mouth of a downed enemy, as it’s implied that he blows the head off of its shoulders. With that in mind, even though there are no extremely grisly moments to speak of, hardcore DOOM fans ought to be excited by the imagery.
Interestingly enough, the DOOM clip above isn’t Joe Kosinski’s first rodeo when it comes to directing video game promos. As it happens, he helmed the production of Destiny‘s live action trailer that featured Led Zeppelin’s classic tune “Immigrant Song” playing in the background, in addition to an advertisement for Bungie’s action-MMO’s The Taken King expansion the next year, which had Led Zep’s “Black Dog” as the soundtrack. With those being just two other examples of his earlier work in the field, it’s obvious Kosinski has an affinity for not only hard rock music, but also first-person shooters.
At any rate, with DOOM‘s official launch being less than two months away, fans of the carnage-heavy franchise are certainly eager with anticipation to get their hands on a copy of the game. Hopefully, those who were lucky enough to be eligible for the shooter’s closed beta this weekend will come away more than impressed by its smooth 1080p and 60 FPS graphics, and most importantly, the overall gameplay.
What do you think about DOOM‘s new live action trailer? Did it get you amped for its release date this Summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
DOOM is set to release on May 13, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Bethesda Softworks – YouTube