Fantasy Flight describes the game as a “redesigned tactical combat experience.” You’ll be able to play as either the Marines or the demons. The game will have a series of missions, with the marines attempting to achieve a variety of objects while the monsters are trying to kill them. If the marines die one too many times, the demons win.
Each mission will have their own map, objectives and threats. Both the marines and the invaders will have their victory conditions detailed on the mission cards, and whatever special rules and conditions need to be applied to the scenario. The marines will need to achieve goals like collecting assets and securing the battle area. The invaders will be attempting to kill all of the marines.
The missions will also specify the different ways the invaders will be summoned. They’ll either be summoned as an infestation, a horde, or an assault. Portals will be placed around each map, which will act as the monsters’ spawn points. But the way the portals will behave will be different for each map, which will cause the marines to have to adjust tactics for each scenario.
The four marines will each have their own set of classes and weapons with their own unique action decks. If you’re interested in exactly how each side will work, Fantasy Flight goes into more details on the mechanics of the game in their press release on their website.
DOOM: The Board Game is for 2-5 players, will take about 2-3 hours to play and is slated to be released later this year. The game will retail for $79.95.