Doom Eternal director has considered a distinct, female Doom Slayer

Doom Eternal game director Hugo Martin on distinct female Doom Slayer woman

Panic Button’s Doom Eternal port finally launched digitally for Nintendo Switch back in December 2020, though we are still waiting for the first DLC, The Ancient Gods, Part One, to arrive. Doom developer id Software is always looking to the future though, and in a Twitch stream earlier this month (as noted by VGC), Doom Eternal Game Director Hugo Martin discussed the possibility of a female Doom Slayer. He said he has put “a lot of thought” into it, but if id were to do it, he would want a female Doom Slayer to be a distinct and meaningful addition, as opposed to something like a simple reskin.

“I think if we did it, I’d want it to be lethal,” said Martin. “I think it’s interesting how it would impact the Glory Kills and the weapons that she would have. The fighting style (would) certainly (be) all aggression, absolutely, but a different type of aggression. I would really strive to have it impact the gameplay in a way that was meaningful.” He further explained that a female Doom Slayer would create its own unique tone to consider and expand upon.

We’re all for a female Doom Slayer, whether in Doom Eternal or a future Doom game. The visceral slaughter of demons from hell should be a quintessential equal-opportunity activity.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!