The game was unveiled as the closing segment of BlizzCon 2018's opening ceremonies and it will show players just what happened between the events of Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction and Diablo 3.
For lore nerds, the storyline in Diablo: Immortal takes place between the events of Diablo II and III. If you ever wanted to know what a particular character was up to between Diablo 2 or 3 or how a certain group got started, Diablo Immortal will answer those questions. The NetEase mobile exclusive Diablo Immortal that was announced instead was a surprise on all fronts, a Blizzard game targeting non-typical Diablo fans.
Cheng notes that this new entry in the "Diablo" universe will be a "full-fledged action RPG". If you meet a friend in that overworld, you'll be able to invite them to an instanced dungeon for a more traditional Diablo experience. Diablo fans - at least the ones on forums, social media, and YouTube - aren't very happy with Diablo Immortal, and it appears the mobile title is doomed from the jump. The gameplay trailer teases the six hero classes present in the game, and shows off the non-stop action players can anticipate upon release. As of now, Blizzard has announced six classes - Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer and Wizard. From those skills, you'll be able to choose five which will be assigned to an active skill button.
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As for what to expect, Blizzard said its mission was to present World of Warcraft as it existed in 2005 and 2006 before Cataclysm "altered the world as we knew it".
Blizzard says the game is "coming soon", although the publisher has yet to confirm a specific release date. As a matter of fact, Android users can now pre-register via Google Play Store to receive special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo Immortal.