BlizzCon 2018: Blizzard Announced Diablo Immortal, A Mobile MMORPG

Blizzard surprises (and disappoints some) fans with the announcement of Diablo Immortal, a mobile MMORPG.

For the first time ever, Blizzard is giving fans of the Diablo franchies a chance to discover what happened in the 20 years between Diablo II and Diablo III. The company announced the first ever Diablo Mobile MMORPG: Diablo Immortal.

After all the rumors and speculation, Blizzard finally revealed exactly what it is they've been working on in the realm of Diablo during the BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremonies today. It wasn't necessarily what people were leaning toward in the speculation department, but it likely wasn't too surprising.

Diablo Immortal is a co-project that Blizzard's been working on for some time with Netease. It features a completely new story and many of the features players would expect from a multiplayer Diablo game.

Players can choose between six classes: Monk, Necromancer, Demon Hunter, Wizard, Barbarian, and Crusader. They'll be able to explore familiar locations like Westmarch and learn what went on there during the time between D2 and D3. In fact, Westmarch is Diablo Immortal's capital city.

The also game features shared public zones and 4-player instanced dungeons. Some of the game's content can be seen in the following gameplay video.

Judging from fan reactions during the Diablo: What's Next panel, Diablo Immortal may be a hard sell to long-time fans who are used to playing it on PC. There was some negative reaction when a player asked if there were plans to take the game to PC and the devs said no.

Of course, it may be a while before we find out how well the game does, since Blizzard has offered no release date and say it will be available "when it's done." That said, players can pre-register for the game on the Diablo Immortal site now.

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Published Nov. 2nd 2018

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