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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

Doom Designer John Romero Has Some Harsh Words for Looter Shooters

"The more weapons you throw in there, the more you're playing an inventory game."

Doom Eternal Delayed to 2020, Switch Version Further Out

It will now compete with... Animal Crossing?

Bethesda Announces Exclusive Doom Eternal Skins for Owners of Classic Doom Ports

You don't have to log in to the Slayers Club, but you'll get skins if you do.

Classic Doom Ports No Longer Require Bethesda Net Login to Play

That login screen should be fully optional now.

Bethesda Explains Reason for Controversial Doom Login and Announces Upcoming Fix

360 owners should be able to re-download Doom, too.

More News

Nintendo's Streaming One More Indie Showcase Before the Year's End: Watch It Here

The Switch gets one last shot of indie news for 2019.

More on PC

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Could Be Headed to Other Consoles in 2021

New box art details indicate the remake might be a timed exclusive.

Tyrants, Dollhouses, and Rude Geese: Looking Back on 2019's Great Gaming Moments

There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.

Minecraft on PS4 Is Finally Getting Cross-Play With Switch, Xbox One and More

Tomorrow, Minecraft completes its console cross-play journey.