Blizzcon is in its twelfth year now, and if you’re even remotely interested in Blizzard titles, attending a Blizzcon should be on our bucket list. Above all, it’s a celebration of Blizzard games and their many fans, but it’s also home to a ton of Blizzard announcements and esports championships. Every so often, one of those announcements pertains to mobile which… is exactly what happened today!
Moments ago Blizzard announced a new Diablo game for mobile, Diablo Immortal, which they’re saying is going to be a full-fledged action RPG. It’s developed with the help of NetEase, who is responsible for hits like Rules of Survival. The game will explore what happens in between the events of Diablo and Diablo II and is controlled with a set of virtual controls that look a lot like Arena of Valor: A virtual joystick on the left and a set of buttons for abilities on the right. Multiple classes are playabl including the Barbarian, Wizard, Monk, Necromancer, Demon Hunter, Crusader, and possibly more although that was all that was shown off.
Diablo as a series kicked off in 1996 as was one of the first PC games I really, really got into playing online. The games take place in the world of Sactuary, where players need to endlessly gear up to crawl through loads of different hack and slash-y dungeons until you ultimately kill Diablo himself. They’re really, really good and the new Switch version is also totally rad so it’s super cool to have a new game in the series.
Both Eric and Tasos are on the scene at Blizzcon, so expect more coverage on the game over the weekend. In the meantime, check out the game’s web site for more details.