John Romero Is Going to Make You His Wad

The Romero Games Website announces SIGIL is the project John Romero was teasing, revealing this to be a DOOM Megawad that will be released for free in February. There are also two limited-run boxed editions available now for preorder, offering additional art and exclusive music created by Buckethead. There is a Standard Edition for $39.99 and a Beast Box Edition for $166 (limited to two per customer) with various dustcatchers, including a statue of The Romero's head on a spike from the DOOM endgame (spoiler alert). Here's the plan:
SIGIL™ is a free megawad for the original 1993 DOOM® created by John Romero. It contains nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. The free megawad will be released in mid- February 2019 and requires players own the original 1993 registered version of DOOM® in order to play. SIGIL™ is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of DOOM®, and picks up where the original left off.

In addition to the free megawad, SIGIL also releases in two limited edition fan boxes created by Limited Run Games. The fan boxes feature music by metal guitar legend Buckethead, including a custom song written expressly for SIGIL, and cover art by Christopher Lovell whose iconic, detailed work has been featured on numerous metal albums. (Note: The free megawad does not ship with Buckethead’s music or Christopher Lovell’s art.)

THE BEAST BOX OF SIGIL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • A beautiful demonic over-sized box, inspired by the id Anthology™ box, individually numbered and signed personally by John Romero and featuring the artwork of Christopher Lovell.
  • A 16GB 3-1/2-inch floppy disk-themed USB that includes the free megawad data and extras.
  • A 2-disc booklet styled case that includes the free megawad data and full soundtrack by Buckethead and behind-the-scenes information on the original game and the megawad’s development.
  • A beautiful 8" x 10" art print signed by the illustrator, Christopher Lovell.
  • A SIGIL-themed coin.
  • A pewter statue of John Romero’s head on a spike.
  • An XL-sized SIGIL T-shirt.
  • 2 stickers: 1 SIGIL and 1 Romero Games.
  • WARNING: This item is limited to TWO per customer.

THE STANDARD EDITION OF SIGIL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • A beautiful demonic standard-sized “big box” featuring the artwork of Christopher Lovell.
  • A 16GB 3 1/2-inch floppy disk themed USB that includes the free megawad data and extras.
  • A 2-disc jewel case that includes the free megawad data and soundtrack by Buckethead.
  • 2 stickers: 1 SIGIL and 1 Romero Games.
  • Pre-orders for SIGIL’s fan boxes are open only from December 10 to December 24, 2018. Both the fan boxes and the free megawad will ship mid-February. There will be a limited amount of boxes produced.

Orders at Limited Run Games at 10am EST: SIGIL Beast Box and SIGIL Standard Box.

SIGIL™ is a mod for the original DOOM® and is distributed as such. DOOM® is a registered trademark of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the US and/or other countries. Id Software® is a registered trademark of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the US and/or other countries. SIGIL™ is in no way affiliated with ZeniMax Media Inc. or id Software LLC and is not approved by ZeniMax Media Inc. or id Software. SIGIL™ is a trademark of Romero Games Ltd.

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Re: John Romero Is Going to Make You His Wad
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Re: John Romero Is Going to Make You His Wad Dec 10, 2018, 20:30
Dec 10, 2018, 20:30
 
Okay... yeah, maybe he deserves credit for releasing a free wad file on the Doom anniversary. And if that was all he had done, I'd probably grant him some kudos.

But whatever credit he earned from that he burned on what feels like a gratuitous money grab. Which doesn't play well with me from someone who has made many times more money than probably anyone reading this forum.

*shrug* If that makes me a bitter old man, than so be it.
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