Members of the original development team talk about the idea behind the Diablo series, their favorite moments and much, much more in this awesome 20th anniversary retrospective video.
With the arrival of the twentieth anniversary of Diablo on December 31st, Blizzard is pulling out all the stops across its many games. In Diablo III, of course, players can play the Darkening of Tristram event but players in Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Starcraft II will also find celebratory goodies.
Blizzard has announced that Diablo 3 Season 8 will end in all regions on December 30th. Season 9 will begin a week later on January 6th. On December 30th all seasonal characters will be transfered to the non-season character list with all progress and items retained.
The Darkening of Tristram event for Diablo 3 is on the PTR for Blizzard's ARPG. We dove in head first to play the first few levels of the re-imagined Diablo 1 - and ran smack dab into the butcher. Watch the first 15 or so minutes of Diablo 1 in D3, and let us know what you think!
People were expecting something huge from Diablo at BlizzCon 2016. And while we got news of the Necromancer (it's awesome), and a Diablo 1 anniversary event (also awesome) we wanted more. We expected more. And it's that lack of a bigger expansion or sequel to Diablo 3 that makes us believe there's something bigger coming from Tristram.
Diablo 3's about to have a pretty big 2017 with the Diablo: Darkening of Tristram event going live in January, the Necromancer Character Pack later in 2017, and tons of new features being added as well. We caught up with Blizzard's Wyatt Cheng and Rob Foote to discuss all the new stuff coming to D3 and the future of Diablo as a franchise.
The Diablo team is getting ready to start up the 20th Anniversary panel at Blizzcon. We'll keep you posted on all that's said so hop through the jump and keep refreshing the page for the most up-to-date information straight out of Anaheim!
During BlizzCon 2016, it was revealed that the Necromancer hero class would be making his triumphant return to Diablo 3 in a forthcoming Character Pack (not an expansion) in 2017. Lucky for us, the male Necro was playable at the show, and we played through the 15 minute or so demo and took some of the class' old skill made anew for a spin.
The Diablo 3 press kit contains some great news for console players in that Season play, long a staple of the PC experience, is coming to consoles. We know this through a screenshot in the press kit though this new feature has not yet been announced at Blizzcon.
The Diablo 3 site has been updated with an overview and a short Q&A about the just-announced Necromancer class. In it, readers get a look at iconic skills reminiscent of the original Diablo 2 class.