On December 10th, 2018, John Romero announced Sigil a wad containing nine single-player and nine deathmatch levels. However, the spiritual successor to episode four of 1993’s Doom was initially delayed to mid- February 2019, and now it’s slated to release on May 31st of this year for PC.
On May 25th, Romero Games announced that Sigil will be available to download for free in the not so distant future over on romerogames.ie — where the end of this month is the wad’s due date.
The free version’s date and time are shown below:
Free SIGIL Megawad – May 31
The free SIGIL Megawad will be released here on May 31 at 10am GMT+1.
And if you happen to like Buckethead’s work, you can dish out €6.66 or $7.45 to have a copy of the wad’s OST:
SIGIL + Buckethead €6.66 – Now
The free SIGIL Megawad with Buckethead soundtrack is available now for €6.66. Thank you for supporting our work. Note that this does not include the Making of SIGIL movie that is available exclusively in the fan boxes.
If you haven’t received your copy of the “SIGIL Standard Edition Box PC Megawad” or the “SIGIL Beast Box PC Megawad,” where the former can be seen unboxed below thanks to YouTuber Chubzdoomer:
On release, players must own either the original 1993 registered version of Doom or some other versions of the classic FPS to play Sigil.
As for the wad itself, the “megawad” is the spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Doom and picks up where the original left off. However, it seems that not all is fine and dandy in hell. According to YouTuber GmanLives and his time with the wad, exploring the nine stages of hell, he believes it could use some help:
If you feel like the wad has potential, you can see for yourself in the next couple of days. In the meantime, you can head on over to romerogames.ie to read an interview that Romero posted up on the site regarding Sigil.