At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Entertainment officially revealed the next installment in the Diablo franchise called Diablo IV.
Just right from the beginning of BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard proved that they came prepared so we finally found out that all the leaks surrounding the next Diablo game were true and apparently all these years Blizzard Entertainment was working on Diablo IV. As you may already know the last title in Diablo III and that game released all the way back in 2012 so it took quite some time for Blizzard to make another sequel to this beloved dungeon crawler series. It also has been confirmed that Diablo IV will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. By the looks of it and it looks, it seems that Diablo IV is going to embrace the darker tone of Diablo 2 while borrowing many elements from Diablo III.
Blizzard Entertainment revealed the game with what they really good at making, an extended cinematic trailer. In this cinematic look to Diablo IV we got to know more about the dark and more horrific tone of the game. Right after showing the trailer, Luis Barriga as the game director for Diablo IV took the stage and shared more details about the story and setting of Blizzard’s newest Diablo title. to shed more light on the title. According to Barriga you can sum up Diablo IV in three words: darkness, world, and legacy.
“The first thing you will notice is we are going back to the franchise’s darker roots,” Barriga said. “It’ll mean blood and gore. It’ll mean occult symbols and rituals. More importantly, it’ll mean victories are neither clean nor guaranteed.”
“We’ve only seen glimpses into Sanctuary in previous Diablo games, but those glimpses have enthralled us and captured our imaginations,” Barriga said. “With Diablo IV, we want to put the world of Sanctuary front and center. We want every character, every monster, every faction to have a sense of place.”
The director of Diablo IV also mentions that in this game the Sanctuary is more than just a simple backdrop and the world of Diablo IV lets you experience the game the way that you enjoyed the most so there is an atmospheric aspect to every part of the game. Players can also look forward to finding enemy camps and friendly towns across the game’s world and in these places you will find other players to interact with and trade your loots or group with, or even if you prefer, it’s possible to fight with each other in PvP zones
In addition to the cinematic trailer and these details about the game, Blizzard Entertainment also shared the first gameplay trailer of Diablo IV for fans of this ARPG that you can find below. To be fair, at least the game’s design looks a bit like Diablo II and also has an isometric perspective similar to Diablo III. The gameplay trailer confirms the recent leaks and apparently as of now Diablo IV offers three classes: Sorceress (uses fire, ice, and lightning magic in long-range combat), Barbarian class (just like other Diablo games relies on swords, clubs, and axes in close-range combat); and the last one, Druid class (uses lightning, wind and magic in mid-range combat, and also can transform to other creatures.).
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