Bethesda recently launched ports of Doom (1993), Doom II, and Doom III onto Nintendo Switch. However, it seems there may be one other classic Doom title underway.
This rumored title is none other than Doom 64, which originally launched in 1997 for the N64 and has never seen a re-release since.
As shared by Gematsu on Twitter, a listing for Doom 64 allegedly appeared on Pan European Game Information (PEGI) ratings website. It was supposedly found via this link, although the result can no longer be found.
PEGI has rated DOOM 64 for PS4 and PC. This was in addition to ratings of DOOM (1993) and DOOM II (Classic). There's no DOOM 3 rating. pic.twitter.com/5CtEBtV61X
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) July 26, 2019
Not confirmed for Nintendo Switch yet
As stated by Gematsu, while the listing only shows PS4 and PC, the format of this Doom 64 listing echoes that of the already released Doom (1993) and Doom II ports for Switch, which also only list PS4 and PC platforms. If this listing did exist, then it serves as strong evidence that Doom 64 may be on its way to Switch soon.
That said, since the legitimacy of this PEGI rating can no longer be verified, we caution our readers to take this rumor with a grain of salt. We will be sure to bring more official confirmation of a Doom 64 port to Switch should it arrive.
About Doom 64
Your fatigue was enormous, the price for encountering pure evil. Hell was a place no mortal was meant to experience. Stupid military doctors: their tests and treatments, were of little help. In the end, what did it matter – it was all classified and sealed. The nightmares continued. Demons, so many Demons; relentless, pouring through.
The planetary policy was clear. An absolute quarantine was guaranteed by apocalyptic levels of radiation. The empty dark corridors stand motionless, abandoned. The installations sealed.
A long forgotten relay satellite barely executing, decayed by years of bombarding neutrons, activates and sends its final message to Earth. The satellites message was horrific, from the planetary void there came energy signatures unlike anything sampled before.
The classified archives are opened. The military episodes code named “DOOM” were not actually completed. A single entity with vast rejuvenation powers, masked by the extreme radiation levels, escaped detection. In its crippled state, it systematically altered decaying dead carnage back into corrupted living tissue.
The mutations are devastating. The Demons have returned even stronger and more vicious than before. As the only experienced survivor of the DOOM episode, your commission is re-activated. Your assignment is clear: MERCILESS EXTERMINATION.