Well I'll be damned... It turns out all those leaks were true after all. At this year's BlizzCon, Bizzard unveiled both the cinematic and gameplay trailers for Diablo IV, which appears to be a return to the franchise's darker tone.
Diablo IV draws players into a grim storyline and gives them the freedom to explore and forge their own path across the most expansive and intense vision of the world of Sanctuary—a bleak and shattered hellscape bereft of hope and beset by demons.
In Diablo IV, players will attempt to bring hope back to the world by vanquishing evil in all its vile incarnations—from cannibalistic demon-worshipping cultists to the all-new drowned undead that emerge from the coastlines to drag their victims to a watery grave. For the first time in the series, Sanctuary will be a contiguous, seamless landmass comprising diverse regions ranging from the burning desert of Kejhistan, to the verdant werewolf-infested forests of Scosglen, to the harsh and rugged wilderness of the Dry Steppes.
Blizzard revealed the first three of Diablo IV’s character classes, all playable at the show:
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.
Diablo IV is currently in development and will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at a currently unconfirmed date. You can seek out more information at www.diablo.com.
If you were bummed out about the mobile game, Diablo Immortal, when it was announced last year, these trailers are sure to restore your faith in Blizzard! Check them out below.