Sigil announced by John Romero, is a free mod for 1993’s DOOM

Sigil announced by John Romero, is a free mod for 1993’s DOOM
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Classic shooter DOOM is getting a huge new mod in the shape of Sigil, creator John Romero has announced.

Billed as an 'unofficial spiritual successor to The Ultimate Doom's 4th episode,' Sigil is scheduled for release early next year, and is described by Romero as a megawad. In case you wondered, that's a reference to the file type that DOOM and its various mods used. 

Sigil will offer nine single-player and nine deathmatch stages, although keep in mind that you'll need to own a registered copy of the original DOOM. Yes, that DOOM, the one that came out way back in 1993.

In addition to the mod itself, Romero confirmed a swanky Beast Box of Sigil edition that features a bunch of extra goodies, including a Sigil-themed coin, a pewter statue of Romero's head on a spike (that's definitely a first), t-shirt, and 8×10 art print signed by illustrator, Christopher Lovell.

Even the standard version is pretty cool. You'll a demonic-looking box, a 16GB USB that is made to look like a floppy disk, and a two-disc jewel case featuring Buckethead's soundtrack. These items are also included in the Beast Box version, too.

Sigil is pencilled in for a mid-February 2019 release.