With the start of Blizzcon 2019, Blizzard has wasted no time and has punched no punches. Today, we finally get confirmation of Diablo IV‘s numerous leaks, but also an amazing cinematic that shows us the new baddie of the game and gameplay.
Yes, Lilith is real, those leaks were correct and she’s going to be taking Diablo’s place. Or least that’s what we’re being led to believe.
Then there’s some gameplay, which is thankfully the same isometric top-down perspective that we’re used to. I say this as there was a rumor that the game had abandoned the traditional look and was supposedly going into a 1st person perspective. Thank goodness it didn’t.
We also get to see three classes so far; The Sorceress, The Barbarian and The Druid. Read more about those classes below;
- 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 a werewolf, werebear, and human form to unleash the raw power of nature’s fury on the forces of the Burning Hells.
And can we talk about the direction of the game? Gone is the “have faith” from Diablo III. No, this seems darker, more similar to Diablo II. Which makes sense as that game is still regarded as the best game in the series.
True to the franchise’s roots, Diablo IV will deliver visceral combat, gruesome and varied monsters, an epic hunt for legendary loot, and endless playability and progression. Players will find a lifetime’s worth of adventure scattered across a land rooted in unique ecologies and inhabited by dangerous new foes. They’ll delve into randomized dungeons packed with unpredictable adversaries and unimaginable treasures. While continuing to fully support solo and coordinated party play, Diablo IV will also provide opportunities for groups of players to encounter each other in the same shared world—whether to tackle bigger challenges . . . or possibly even slaughter one another in player-vs.-player combat.
Lastly, Diablo IV has been confirmed for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Looks like if you uninstalled Battle.net, you may want to be prepared to reinstall it again.
Blizzcon has just kicked off, so we’ll continue to update this story.