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Blizzcon 2019: Diablo IV Reveal Proves To Return To Its Darker Roots


Yesterday, we reported that this Friday could potentially showcase the upcoming fourth installment for Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo series. Sourced from a notorious leaker who had grabbed eyes once again for the then-alleged rumor, PracticalBrush12 disclosed that the supposed Diablo IV would return to its darker characteristics many of the veteran fans associated from Diablo II.

Among sharing other details that were provided from their anonymous, Blizzard today upon properly revealing the newest Diablo project proved the initial claims to be true as seen from the near ten minute-long cinematic trailer for the game. Developer president J. Allen Brack on the games grimmer approach:

We’re excited to be returning to the dark, quintessential Diablo gameplay that players love while expanding the world and story in new ways, and we can’t wait for more people to be able to experience it.

According to the press release provided following the game’s announcement, Blizzard shares that Diablo IV does in fact offer three classes to choose from, supporting yet another previous leak, although not in complete accuracy. Offering the melee-focus Barbarian, the elemental-wielded Sorceress, and the shape shifting Druid, players already aware of these familiar classes will be introduced to a closer in-depth progression system never before seen for the three.

Shifting the game’s focus towards community, Blizzard explains that the world of this coming title will be filled with more life as you will have plenty of players you will meet along your own journeys when playing. “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.”

Discussing the capabilities the game will possess towards creating this overarching world of darkness, Blizzard tells that players will witness a “much higher fidelity and a more engrossing experience.” From smoother character animations, to the engrossed world filled with looting and enemies, players are expected to feel as if they are truly in the game.

What are you most excited for about Diablo IV now that is has been properly announced?

Diablo IV is currently has no set release date, but is listed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: Business Wire

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