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Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 are now available on Nintendo Switch

Published: 16:16, 26 July 2019
Updated: 16:25, 26 July 2019
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The original three Doom games are now live on Nintendo Switch in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the iconic first-person shooter. The games can be found on Nintendo UK shop and are yet to be published on the stores for other regions.

UPDATE: Bethesda have officially announced during QuakeCon 2019 that Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 are available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile, both Android and iOS.

Original Story: With QuakeCon 2019 currently underway, new info about the Doom games have started to surface. Many of you will probably guess that it's something about the upcoming Doom Eternal but it's actually about the original three games - Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3. 

These are available right now on Nintendo Switch as we wait for the official announcement from the publisher Bethesda. It looks like the pages for the games went live a little bit earlier on Nintendo eShop UK website, as there are no listings on the stores for other regions like North America.

"Celebrate DOOM’s 25th anniversary with the re-release of the original DOOM (1993). First released in 1993, DOOM introduced millions of gamers to the fast-paced, white-knuckle, demon-slaying action the franchise is known for," it's written in the official description on Nintendo eShop.

At the moment, Doom and Doom 2 are priced at £3.99 while Doom 3 is at £7.99. The trio joins 2016's Doom which initially released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but also arrived to Nintendo Switch a year later.

Doom from 1993 is one of the most important video games ever made, especially in the shooter genre. In 1995, Doom was estimated to be installed on more computers than Microsoft's new operating system at that time - Windows 95.

Doom is enjoyed and played by many to this day. The game has been ported to many systems and you can find a ton of Doom WADs all over the internet.

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As for the sequel from 1994, well, it received positive reviews but it failed to reach the popularity of the original. Furthermore, Doom 3 introduced some major changes to the series, replacing the old school, fast-paced shooting for slower gameplay experience. Still, it was a major success for the developer id Software and it is still their most successful game to date. 

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