At the beginning of this year, a rumor seemed to have made rounds online that the original 1993 DEATH video game (released on the Super Nintendo in the same year) is set in March 2022.
This “rumor” comes from the game’s SNES manual. FPS Expert Magazine E1M1 (via PCGamesN) previously confirmed this by contacting designer John Romero in January, and while the legend is considered “bankrupt”, it has since been reinstated.
John Romero is now on social media – reiterating that day didn’t come from anyone at id Software. While some might see it as a great reason to play and celebrate the series, for John – it’s always been a “good day” to tear and rip.
“DOOM doesn’t take place in March 2022. DOOM is timeless. Somehow the manual for Super Nintendo DOOM has a date, but that date didn’t come from anyone at id.”
If this gets you in the mood to kill some old school demon, you can always watch DOOM and DOOM II via the Nintendo Switch eShop. Romero even released a new map recently to raise funds for the Ukraine crisis.
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/rumour-buster-no-the-original-doom-doesnt-take-place-in-march-2022 Buster Rumors: No, Original DOOM Doesn’t Take Place in March 2022