After 7 years from the release of Diablo III, Blizzard showed at Blizzcon 2019 the newest edition to the Diablo franchise.
Diablo IV is an isometric action RPG which sees the daughter of Mephisto, Lilith return. It will also feature a five region open world map with day/night cycles and a non-linear campaign. 3 out of 5 customizable classes have already been announced.
The release will come simultaneously for all the platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It is also being designed in a brand new engine.
For the release date we only have the word “soon” thrown at us, but since the game is being developed for all platforms it will take some time.
The new Diablo IV will be set after Diablo III Reaper of Souls. At this point, the gates of heaven have been closed after Malthael, the Angel of Death, destroyed much of Sanctuary. It’s through Heaven’s ignorance of the events transpiring in Sanctuary that Lilith, the daughter of Mephisto and canonical mother of humanity, is set lose from her prison.
What we know about the overworld right now is that it’s all open, with five unique regions and both a day/night cycle and ever-changing weather. Missions are non-linear and according to the game’s director, you’re free to take them on however you’d like.
What classes are available?
For the moment only 3 have been announced:
The Barbarian has unparalleled strength and expertly wields an entire arsenal in battle, with a weapon for every occasion. He bellows intimidating war cries and unleashes ground-shaking slams to send approaching hordes reeling.
The Druid is a savage shapeshifter, fluidly transforming between the forms of a towering bear or a vicious werewolf to fight alongside the creatures of the wild. He also commands the power of earth, wind, and storm, unleashing nature’s wrath to devastating effect.
The Sorceress shapes the elements into whatever form is necessary to ensure victory, from hurling bolts of lightning, impaling her foes upon jagged spikes of ice, and raining flaming meteors down from the sky.
At the event Blizzard released some footage from Diablo IV
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