When Diablo Immortal was revealed at BlizzCon on Friday, I thought it looked cool. The aim is to recreate the long-running Diablo series' moreish action using touchscreen controls, with abilities designed around mobile devices across six different classes Barbarian, Monk, Wizard, Necromancer, Crusader and Demon Hunter.
Titled "Diablo Immortal", the game's background story sets it in the time between its PC counterparts "Diablo II" and "Diablo III". And Blizzard intends to update the game in other ways: "Diablo Immortal will regularly introduce new storylines, new playable character classes, new loot, and all-new challenges".
"Play with the conveniences of modern Blizzard Battle.net and WoW technology such as Blizzard friends lists; select UI improvements; enhancements created to ensure stability and fair play; and all the latest under-the-hood engine updates to support players' current hardware". At the event, designer Wayne Cheng covered the new Diablo Immortal game in an App Store segment and confirmed the action RPG.
So far, we know that the project heavily relies on community feedback and will be based on patch 1.12 of the original game. Reforged is coming out next year to remind everyone where World of Warcraft came from. They are also making balance changes to heroes, units, and buildings in order to take Warcraft III's gameplay into the modern age.
The day when everyone was hoping for a Diablo 3 patch on PlayStation 4, has turned into a nightmare for Diablo fans. Why?
Diablo certainly seems like it'll be a tough game to translate from PCs and console to mobile devices due to the number of effects that go on in pretty much every area.
You can already pre-order the game at playwarcraft3.com, but you can also opt for the Spoils of War edition, which will unlock a swathe of bonus content across several of Blizzard's other games. A lot of people who are Mad Online™ about Diablo Immortal claim to be fans of the franchise too.
Challenge opponents with modern multiplayer matchmaking, search for custom game lobbies, and connect with friends through the Blizzard Battle.net app.