John Romero Announces Sigil, a Spiritual Successor to the Original Doom

John Romero Announces Sigil, a Spiritual Successor to the Original Doom

Sigil will be released as a free mod.

Doom co-creator John Romero announced a spiritual successor to his hell-based shooter on the same day as the 25th anniversary for the original game's release. Titled, Sigil, it will be released as both a free mod and in a premium collector's edition.

Sigil is set after the fourth episode of Doom and is billed as a free megawad that will include nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. Romero says Sigil is slated for a mid-February 2019 release and players will need to have their own copy of the original 1993 version of Doom.

The Sigil collector's box.

Romero is partnering with Limited Run Games on a special collector's edition which includes custom cover art by Christopher Lovell and a new song by Buckethead written specifically for Sigil. There will be two versions of the Sigil collector's box, a premium and standard version, but both include a 16GB floppy disk themed USB that's loaded with the Sigil mod and digital extras.

You can order the standard edition for $39.99 and the collector's edition for $166, with the more expensive version featuring more goodies like a pewter statue of John Romer's head on a spike. Pre-orders are live now.

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