Blizzard Announces Full-Fledged Diablo Game for Mobile Devices

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At today's Blizzcon event, Blizzard announced the upcoming launch of Diablo Immortal, a full-fledged action RPG that's set in the Diablo universe.

Developed alongside NetEase, Diablo Immortal takes place between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III. The Worldstone has been shattered and Skarn, Herald of Terror is collecting the shards to resurrect Diablo.


According to designer Wayne Cheng, who spoke about the game in an App Store feature, players will see Westmarch during its golden age and roam through new locations like the Shassar Sea in eastern Kehjistan. Nine outdoor zones will be available at launch, according to Blizzard.

Six classes will be available to play at launch: Barbarian, Wizard, Demon Hunter, Monk, Crusader, and Necromancer, all with a combination of fresh and familiar skills and abilities.


Immortal will expand Diablo's gameplay into a massive, shared online world. Players can play solo or alongside others, with a public hub available for teaming up for raids, upgrading gear, and crafting items.

Huge news! @Blizzard_Ent is bringing the award-winning Diablo franchise to iOS with Diablo Immortal.For more on this awesome announcement, click here: https://t.co/aRs9PF9SBf#DiabloImmortal pic.twitter.com/CIRyliOnwC - App Store (@AppStore) November 2, 2018

"We'll have dungeon instances - similar to World of Warcraft - that allow you to form groups of four to take on much more difficult challenges," Cheng said.


There's no word on PvP gameplay yet, but Blizzard is interested in including such systems to foster a sense of competition and danger from other players.

According to Blizzard, Diablo Immortal is being built from the ground up as a mobile experience, and it will "feel familiar and intuitive" to mobile gamers and those who have previously played Diablo on console.


Blizzard plans to continually add new content to Immortal, evolving the game over time. The company says players can expect a "steady influx" of new story lines, character classes, challenges, and loot.

With just a single input form your thumb you can begin an ability, charge the ability up, aim it and then release to fire off the ability pic.twitter.com/yFwgzvns0d - Diablo (@Diablo) November 2, 2018

There is no word on when Diablo Immortal is going to launch, with Blizzard planning to provide more details "in the coming months." Players can pre-register for the game using the Diablo Immortal website.

Blizzard today also announced that it is working on a remastered version of Warcraft III that will come to Mac and Windows.


Blizzard also debuted a new Hearthstone expansion pack and new Overwatch heroes.

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I have been a long time Blizzard fan, ever since the first Warcraft. Blizzard has been mostly great on Mac support on their games.

Blizzard today also announced that it is working on a remastered version of Warcraft III that will come to Mac and Windows.
WC3 already works on Macs and Windows and is still updated.

I wonder what they will change.

It would be nice if Blizzard would do a re-release of the whole Warcraft series.
 
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I have been a long time Blizzard fan, ever since the first Warcraft. Blizzard has been mostly great on Mac support on their games.



WC3 already works on Macs and Windows and is still updated.

I wonder what they will change.

It would be nice if Blizzard would do a re-release of the whole Warcraft series.
Same! Long time Blizzard fan! For the Horde!! Anyway, I believe they will do remastered graphics like what they did with the original Starcraft and Brood Wars a couple of years ago. That would actually be pretty cool for nostalgic purposes :)
 

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Came to the comments to see if I should be excited about this release or not. Thanks for sparing me the suspense. Game looks interesting, but I hate IAP.
Don't know anything in particular about Diablo, but the IAP for Overwatch and World of Warcraft are strictly for cosmetics. There isn't anything like "buy more health" or "buy better armor" in there.
 

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The anime girl’s buxom bosom can be unlocked for a thrice-time purchase. Would you like to proceed?

At least that’s how Sensai’s Seduction 3 panned out. Terrible game, couldn’t follow the story arc without playing the first two.

Let’s hope this has a little less pay-to-sob.
 

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Don't know anything in particular about Diablo, but the IAP for Overwatch and World of Warcraft are strictly for cosmetics. There isn't anything like "buy more health" or "buy better armor" in there.
For World of Warcraft you can buy tokens that can be used towards 1-month of subscription time or $15 (or more? I stopped WoW a couple of years ago) towards the in-game store towards cosmetics, so in a sense they "kinda" have an option where you can pay to play.
 

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For World of Warcraft you can buy tokens that can be used towards 1-month of subscription time or $15 (or more? I stopped WoW a couple of years ago) towards the in-game store towards cosmetics, so in a sense they "kinda" have an option where you can pay to play.
Well, you are paying to play of course - there is a monthly fee for WoW :)

Hearthstone does have IAP that impacts play, because you purchase card packs and can luck into good cards. I guess that's more in the nature of that type of game though.

Diablo did I believe have a real-money auction house where you could buy better armor briefly in the past, but it was shut down fairly quickly I think.