DOOM Sigil expansion brings 18 new single-player, deathmatch levels

Doom co-creator John Romero has announced an upcoming megawad for the original 1993 Doom game called "Sigil." The new megawad contains a total of 18 levels, nine that are single-player and another nine that are multiplayer. The expansion will be available for free starting in mid-February 2019, and it'll be joined by a pair of limited edition fan boxes from Limited Run Games.

According to the Romero Games website, Sigil "is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of DOOM, and picks up where the original left off." The original Doom game is 25 years old but still viewed fondly by many franchise fans who have been with the series since the beginning.

Gamers will need to own the original 1993 registered version of Doom if they want to get "Sigil," according the announcement. The standard edition of the related fan box includes a 16GB USB that is themed like a 3.5-inch floppy disk, a two-disc jewel case with the free megawad and a Buckethead soundtrack, two stickers, and a standard-sized big box with Christopher Lovell artwork.

Fans who get the Beast Box for Sigil will enjoy a larger box that is individually numbered and featuring Christopher Lovell artwork, plus a personal signature by Romero. The same 16GB USB is included, but is joined by an upgraded two-disc booklet case that includes behind-the-scenes data on the original Doom, as well as Sigil's development.

The Beast Box also includes a Sigil coin, XL t-shirt, two stickers, a signed Christopher Lovell art print, and a pewter statue featuring Romero's head on a spike. The Beast Box is limited to only two items per customer, however. The standard edition can be pre-ordered from December 10 to December 24. Orders for both products can be made through Limited Run Games.

Additional information on the megawad itself can be found here.