We’d heard rumours that a new Diablo game would be announced at BlizzCon 2018 and were hoping for Diablo 4. During the opening ceremony, Blizzard unveiled Diablo Immortal, a mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game for Android and iOS devices. Diablo Immortal is a collaboration between Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase Games.
This new chapter of the blockbuster Diablo saga is set 5 years after the destruction of the World Stone and takes place between the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and the beginning of Diablo III. Leading the invasion of Sanctuary is the demon known as Skarn, Herald of Terror—Diablo’s most powerful lieutenant—who now rallies a new demonic army. Skarn intends to gather the fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and use them to resurrect Diablo.
Watch the Diablo Immortal cinematic trailer below:
Diablo Immortal features six iconic character classes that will be familiar to fans of the series, these are Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer and Wizard. Each has new powers and abilities and more playable classes are planned for future updates. Designed to be a living, breathing and constantly evolving experience, Diablo Immortal will regularly introduce new storylines, new loot and all-new challenges—which you can confront with friends or on your own.
Players will have many opportunities to meet and socialize with other demon slayers while wandering the wilds of Sanctuary, or while conducting less-dangerous business—like upgrading gear, crafting items, or forming groups before setting off on their next adventure—in the city of Westmarch, Diablo Immortal’s sprawling central hub.
Watch the Diablo Immortal gameplay trailer below:
In their quest to cleanse Sanctuary, players will embark on all manner of thrilling expeditions, including taking part in dynamic events across unique public zones, and hacking and slashing their way through instanced dungeons. From the peaceful town of Wortham to the ancient Library of Zoltun Kulle to the suffocating jungle island of Bilefen, players will explore familiar vistas and until-now undiscovered corners of Sanctuary.
J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment said:
“Diablo Immortal takes the series’ dark, gothic fantasy world of Sanctuary and inimitable Diablo gameplay, and puts it in your pocket. With their incredible passion for Diablo and proven mobile expertise, the development team has spawned an ultra-responsive and breathtakingly beautiful mobile game, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on it.”
View some Diablo Immortal screenshots in our gallery:
The transition from mouse-and-keyboard or controller to mobile touchscreen device was designed to feel completely natural, intuitive, and fun in Diablo Immortal. Directional controls make it easy to move heroes around the world, and activating a skill is as easy as holding a thumb down on a skill to aim, then releasing it to unleash hell on your foes. Reinforcements are always only a tap away thanks to the native Blizzard Battle.net UI designed specifically for Diablo Immortal, which allows you to chat and form groups with ease in the middle of the most frantic battle.
Players eager to join the fight are encouraged to visit the official Diablo Immortal website to pre-register for special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo Immortal. Pre-registered players are eligible to participate in future beta tests and earn in-game rewards, as well as receive news and updates.