Bethesda
By Matt Peckham
March 9, 2016

Here’s what it doesn’t look like: soft and cuddly, with cute little bunny faces and rainbows and unicorns.

The first official Doom multiplayer trailer marries speed with splatterhouse, reveling in shooter stereotypes instead of shying away from them. This is you skating through the Inferno while swinging a jumbo boomstick and the music of hell playing as bodies pop and giblets soar.

If you want to play the closed Doom multiplayer beta, publisher Bethesda says it’ll run from March 31 to April 3. Though to be eligible, you had to preorder a copy of the company’s 2014 Nazi-shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order and enter your beta key to secure a spot.

If you did, it sounds like you’ll get to test drive classic modes like Team Deathmatch (teams of players try to off each other in free-for-all shootouts) as well as two Warpath mode maps, dubbed Heatwave and Infernal. Warpath is Doom’s vamp on “king of the hill,” only the hill keeps moving.

The full game, which includes solo and multiplayer modes as well a map creation tool called SnapMap, will ship for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 13.

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