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Blizzard Announces Diablo IV at BlizzCon, First Trailers Revealed

November 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Diablo IV

It’s official at last: Diablo IV is on the way. Blizzard announced that the long-awaited new installment of the franchise at BlizzCon during Friday’s opening ceremony. You can see the announce cinematic and the first gameplay trailer below for the game, which will be available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Per the videos’ descriptions:

Diablo IV takes place many years after the events of Diablo III, after millions have been slaughtered by the actions of the High Heavens and Burning Hells alike. In the vacuum of power, a legendary name resurfaces.

Diablo IV is the newest incarnation of the genre defining ARPG players have come to know and love. Hellish new features, brutal challenges, and an indisputable return to darkness lie at the core of our hard work.

The announcement comes after years of speculation and a bit of a fiasco last year, when Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal for mobile despite rampant speculation that the fourth iteration would be on the way. The mobile game received a largely negative response and when asked about it in a Q&A, the response from Principal Game Designer Wyatt Chang was, “You guys all have phones, right?”

The first three announced classes for the game are the barbarian, sorceress, and druid, described as follows:

The Barbarian, known for their unparalleled strength and brutal melee combat, utilizes a new and more powerful system in battle, Arsenal, which arms them with the ability to carry and rapidly switch between four different weapons at a time by assigning them to individual attacks.

The Sorceress hearkens back to their Diablo II roots and shapes the elements to obliterate their foes by impaling them upon jagged spikes of ice, electrocuting them with bolts of lightning, or raining flaming meteors from the sky.

The Druid is a savage shapeshifter whose updated playstyle empowers them to fluidly transform between werewolf, werebear, and human form to unleash the raw power of nature’s fury on the forces of the Burning Hells.

There is no release date set for the game yet.

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