‘Diablo IV’ Is Officially and Coming to Consoles and PC
- Trailers show the story and gameplay.
- Coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
- Going back to the series’ roots.
BlizzCon 2019 has officially begun, and this means plenty of new announcements for those who love Blizzard games. One of their first announcements was to show off Diablo IV. Gamers were treated to a nine minute cinematic trailer that really set the tone for the game. We also received a three minute video that showed off some gameplay.
Now, before I break down the information known about Diablo IV, I will mention that the gameplay is smooth and the combat gritty. You can read all about Diablo IV here, and it is expected to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but no mention of Google Stadia, and I’m still holding out hope for a Nintendo Switch release.
A new threat is targeting Sanctuary, attempting to engulf it in darkness. New heroes have been chosen and players will lead them to face challenges like never before. The latest RPG in the franchise will allow players to explore and forge their own path as they follow the grim story. Blizzard claims this is the most expansive and intense version of the world of Sanctuary to date. Hell is coming. Hope is nearly lost as demonic entities have begun to rain down on civilization with a zeal never seen before.
Diablo IV looks to deliver visceral combat with gruesome and varied monsters as the series goes back to its roots. Blizzard has assured fans that there will be legendary loot and endless playability. There are tons of adventures and monsters to fight as you travel to different locations that all have their own challenges to overcome. Unimaginable treasures and unpredictable foes await inside randomized dungeons, perfect for keeping you on your toes. Diablo IV also implements a shared world concept. This means that while you’re on your journey, with or without friends, you’ll run into other real world players. You can all team up to fight intimidating bosses, or betray one another in combat.
The only way to bring hope back to this terrorized world is by destroying evil in all of its creative and menacing forms. You’ll fight beings that range from cannibalistic demon-worshipping cults, to the all new drowned undead, to behemoth atrocities. For the first time in the series’ history, Sanctuary will be a seamless landmass that is formed by different types of regions. You have the blazing heat beaten desert of Kejhistan, the forests of Scosglen that are infested with werewolves, and the gritty wilderness of the Dry Steppes. Each area will drive a player mad with its complexities and difficulty enemies.
The classes were also discussed, and they are as follows:
- 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.
Blizzard is hard at work in creating Diablo IV using modern technologies that will take the franchise to new depths and make it darker than ever. The goal for Diablo IV is to ground players in a world that’s more ruthless and deadlier than ever before. You’ll need to master your class, learn your weaknesses, and play to your strengths. There is no release date set for Diablo IV, but a ton more information has been released on the official website. Make sure you stick to following the developers on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on Diablo IV.