Doom 64 Returns from the Dead on the Nintendo Switch

The classic 1997 title will have a second life on Nintendo’s hybrid console.

By Jay Gervais

We now have confirmation that the classic game, Doom 64, which released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1997, is headed to the Nintendo Switch this coming November in honor of the series’ 25th anniversary. The announcement was made this week at a Nintendo Direct presentation and then posted to the DOOM series’ social media accounts. Check it out below.


Whether this is coming to other consoles remains to be seen, but it certainly is within the realm of possibility. Doom 64 was a sequel to Doom II (aka Doom II: Hell on Earth) and was different from the original PC version with a similar name, which was simply titled Doom. The original Doom 64 was developed by the now defunct Midway Games and had 32 playable levels. In addition to a new playing experience, it also boasted a fresh and creepy soundtrack by Aubrey Hodges.

Doom 64 will release for the Nintendo Switch on November 22nd. As always, stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news on the DOOM franchise, including the upcoming DOOM Eternal.

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.