QuakeCon 2021 Announcements Roundup: Quake: Enhanced Version with New Episode & Physical Collector’s Editions
During the three days of QuakeCon 2021 plenty of awesome new game / DLC announcements have been made. Below is a roundup that details and shows trailers of the Quake: Enhanced Version with a brand new “Dimension of the Machine” Episode, 3 new Quake Collector’s Editions from Limited Run Games (without the limited part) and DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two Switch release news next week, and much much more. Make sure to check out the Steam QuakeCon 2021 Sale.
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QuakeCon 2021 Day 1 Roundup
- 11:00 AM PT – Welcome to Quakecon 2021
- 11:05 AM PT – Celebrating 25 years of Quake with id Software and Machine games
- 11:30 AM PT – Deep Dive into DEATHLOOP with Arkane Lyon
- 12:00 PM PT – Fallout 76: Making Appalachia
- 12:30 PM PT – Inside the Award-Winning ZeniMax Online Studios
- 1:00 PM PT – Reliving the Opening of Skyrim with the creators from BGS
- 1:30 PM PT – DOOM Eternal Studio Update with Marty and Hugo — [4:32:25]
QuakeCon 2021 Day 2 Roundup
- 11:00AM PT – DEATHLOOP Meet its Makers
- 12:30PM PT – WeRateDogs and Pete Hines Dog Chat
- 1:00PM PT – Code Orange vs Quake
- 2:00PM PT – Alienware – Fundraising and Raising Heck
- 3:30PM PT – The Elder Scrolls Online Dungeon Speed Run Competition
- 5:00PM PT – Exclusive Musical Performance by Trivium — [6:24:26]
- 6:00PM PT – Skyrim 10th Anniversary – Interactive Fun Run with Gus Johnson
QuakeCon 2021 Day 3 Roundup
- 11:00AM PT – DOOM Eternal – Battlemode Community Bonanza!
- 12:30PM PT – Fallout 76 – C.A.M.P. Love It or Nuke It
- 1:30PM PT – Quake World Champsionship Grand Finals
- 3:30PM PT The Elder Scrolls Online – Live Art Creation
Quake: Enhanced Version News
Up first, Kevin Cloud and Marty Stratton from id Software and Jerk Gustafsson from MachineGames help breakdown whats to come in the new Quake 2021. Learn more about multiplayer, local play, mods, and more.
Quake: Enhanced Version Release Notes:
- Enhanced Graphics
Better lighting, new models, updated maps, and a dynamic shadow system headline the graphical features available in Quake. Individual features of the enhanced graphics can be turned on and off to your preference
- Includes Original Expansion Packs
The two retail expansion packs, Scourge of Armagon, and Dissolution of Eternity are both now bundled with Quake, and are integrated into the main game. The downloadable expansion pack, Dimension of the Past, has also been upgraded and included
- Includes Soundtrack
The iconic original soundtrack by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is now included on all versions for the first time. The soundtracks for Scourge of Armagon, and Dissolution of Eternity are also included when playing those expansion packs
- Brand New “Dimension of the Machine” Episode
Created for Quake’s 25th anniversary, Dimension of the Machine is a brand new experience created by the MachineGames team. Continue your fight through brand new dimensions, figure out the secret to restarting the machine, and come face to face with an old foe
- Free Optional Add-ons
Similar to our re-releases of DOOM (1993) and DOOM II, we will also be periodically releasing free optional Add-ons available to download in the in-game “Adds-on” menu. Our first Add-on is Quake 64, which includes the original alternate soundtrack by acclaimed composer Aubrey Hodges
- Split-Screen Multiplayer
Quake includes 4 player split-screen multiplayer on all platforms, in both deathmatch and co-op modes. Fight against your friends, or with your friends in all five campaigns. AI bots are also available to play against in deathmatch mode
- Online Multiplayer
Play custom matches on player-hosted servers, or hop into matchmaking and play on dedicated servers. Quake also now includes the extra levels Acrophobia, and The Edge available in deathmatch mode. Dimension of the Machine also contains all new deathmatch levels
- Cross-Play Multiplayer
Play with friends no matter which platform they prefer. Cross-play is available on all platforms, so you can play Quake with everyone
- Supported Languages
English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian
Quake Collector’s Editions Details:
Limited Run Games, pioneers dedicated to the preservation of classic, current, and influential games in the physical format, announced today their three physical collector editions for Quake for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch platforms. In partnership with Bethesda, the companies have joined forces to commemorate the iconic FPS that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Just in time to help kick-off QuakeCon 2021, fans and collectors can pre-order the Quake Standard Edition for $29.99, Quake Deluxe Edition for $79.99, and the Quake Ultimate Edition for $174.99.
Pre-orders begin on Aug. 27 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and end on Sep. 26. Quake fans are encouraged to sign-up for the Limited Run Games newsletter on the official website for future rare and collectible opportunities.
What’s in the physical box: Each edition includes a physical disc for the game and comes packed in a custom-made box inspired by the original 1996 box art design, featuring the classic Quake logo that is now synonymous with that halcyon era of first-person shooters in the 90’s.
“We believe your favorite games belong in a place of physical prominence on your gaming shelf” said Douglas Bogart, COO and Co-founder at Limited Run Games. “It’s been a pleasure working with Bethesda to create these special Quake editions packages that our Limited Run Games community will be able to receive and enjoy.”
Limited Run Games Quake Physical Edition Details:
? Quake Steelbook
? 18×24’ Double Sided Poster
? Metal Quake Logo Keychain
? Commemorative Metal Coin
? Deluxe Edition Box
? Includes everything from the Deluxe Edition
? Quake Logo Shirt
? Ring of Shadows
? Enamel Pin
? 3’ Metal Shambler Figure
? Commemorative Metal Coin
? 18’ x 24’ Reversible Poster
? Metal Keychain
? Motorized Rotating Quake Quad Damage Replica Statue
? Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
? Nail Gun Ammo Outer Box
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two News
id Software’s Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin bring fans up-to-date on everything happening with DOOM Eternal.
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two Features:
The Ancient Gods – Part Two is the epic conclusion to the DOOM Slayer’s Saga and the second campaign expansion to the critically acclaimed DOOM Eternal.
You denied the gods and awoke an ancient evil. Now rally the scattered Sentinel armies, lay siege to the last bastion of Hell, break through the fortress walls, and face the Dark Lord himself. The soul of the universe hangs in the balance.
Your war against Hell ends here.
EXPERIENCE THE END OF THE SLAYER’S SAGA
Experience the epic conclusion to the DOOM Slayer’s saga. From the moment you were activated by Samuel Hayden at the UAC facility on Mars to the destruction of the Icon of Sin, all your battles have led to this. Prepare to siege Immora, the last bastion of the dark realm, challenge the Dark Lord in combat, and seal the demons within Hell for good.
FIGHT ACROSS EPIC BATTLEFIELDS
From the ruins of ancient Sentinel settlements and the cosmic wonders of the World Spear, to a devastated and overgrown city on Earth hiding a mysterious gateway, face Hell’s armies in never-before-seen locations as you fight your way to Immora, the last bastion of the Dark Lord protected by towering walls and powered by advanced technology.
FACE CHALLENGING ENEMY VARIANTS
Face new, deadly variants of demons. The Armored Baron wears special armor and uses a charged fist attack. The Stone Imp possesses a nearly impenetrable hide and prefers close combat. The Screecher is a zombie that empowers nearby demons when killed. The Cursed Prowler is a mutation with venomous, cursed claws. Exploit their weaknesses to destroy them.
WIELD THE SENTINEL HAMMER
Deliver more destruction with the Sentinel Hammer, an ancient weapon capable of stopping any demons caught within its shockwave. Use it to stun demons or combine it with the Ice Bomb or Flame Belch to extract much-needed health or armor.
*The Year One Pass includes two campaign expansions: The Ancient Gods — Part One and The Ancient Gods — Part Two.
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