Despite leaks blighting the lead up to this year’s BlizzCon, Blizzard still managed to wow fans with an awesome cinematic trailer when Diablo IV was officially announced.
The main source of the leaks came in the form of images from an upcoming Diablo art book. One of the leaked images was of Succubus Queen Lilith, who first appeared in Diablo II’s Pandemonium and who we now know will be the main antagonist of Diablo IV.
Blizzard promises that Diablo IV is bringing back the darkness of the Diablo series, and the announcement trailer certainly echoes that. In Diablo IV, an ancient evil threatens to engulf Sanctuary. Players will have the freedom to explore and forge their own path across what Blizzard is hailing as the most expansive world of Sanctuary yet.
Players can expect a seamless world with distinct regions and biomes ranging from the deserts of Kejhistan to the werewolf-infested forests of Scosglen. The game will fully support both cooperative and solo play, and even give you the option to run into other players in the same shared world. Whether you choose to team up with them or get your PvP on is entirely up to you.
BlizzCon attendees had the chance to play a special demo of the game and try out the Barbarian, Sorceress, and Druid classes. Sadly, the rest of us will have to make do with the gameplay trailer for details on character builds, talent trees, skills, runic word combinations, and the like.
Diablo IV will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.