DOOM Eternal Director: "I'm Excited to Play Animal Crossing"

DOOM Eternal game director talks about the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons and how much he looks forward to the Nintendo exclusive.

During an interview with game director Hugo Martin from id Software reveals his own opinions on the Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons that shares a March 20th release date with the upcoming DOOM Eternal. And said opinions are refreshingly positive, especially considering how polar opposite these two titles are in genre, graphics, and gameplay.

Martin stated that “I think it’s awesome and it speaks to the amazing diversity that we see in games today. I honestly root for other games and other studios.” He then continued, “I’m so proud to work in the game industry and the fact that two games that are so completely different, getting a ton of press, come out on the same day. It’s an incredible time to be in development and I’m excited to play Animal Crossing.”

But Martin wasn’t done supporting other titles, as he then delved into other games that he enjoyed and looked forward to. “One of my favorite games is Inside and I just thought that it was just as engaging as any other. And God of War. I mean, [between] the two of those games, which one do I like more? I like them both and they’re both completely different.”

Check out our extensive coverage of DOOM Eternal from a very recent preview event, courtesy our very own Reviews Editor, and find out why the sequel is shaping up to be even better than its predecessor. You can watch 15 minutes of gameplay from the single-player campaign, which starts off a bit with some story moments for context that lead into the Doom Slayer’s latest adventure, and after that dives right into the bloody action that DOOM has always been known for. And for a detailed breakdown of the gameplay, we have the five biggest gameplay changes from the first game to this one.

On the Animal Crossing side, you can check out an in-depth gameplay preview from the Nintendo Treehouse live presentation. And find out why, despite the excitement for New Horizons, it’ll only bring regret and guilt to players.

DOOM Eternal will release for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on March 20th, 2020, and you can pre-order the game now over on Amazon. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is set to launch on March 20, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch and you can pre-order that game here as well.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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