“By three they come…” Oh it’s been a while since I got this excited with a game trailer. When it comes to cinematic game trailers, Blizzard never fails. At BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard Entertainment revealed the first cinematic and gameplay trailers up the upcoming game – Diablo IV. Many Diablo fans were waiting for this. We got disappointed with the (previous) announcement of the Immortal, even though we have phones (pun intended). This time, players will have to face the Daughter of Hatred, Queen of the Succubi and the Mother of Sanctuary – Lilith. Check out both the cinematic and gameplay trailers below.
Diablo IV Cinematic Trailer
By three they come
By three thy way opens
By the blood of the willing
We call thee home
Hail daughter of hatred
Creator of Sanctuary
For those who are not familiar with Lilith. She is the daughter of Mephisto, Lord of Hatred, and the sister of Lucion. She is also known as the Queen of the Succubi and the lover of the archangel Inarius. Lilith and Inarius created the Sanctuary and later mated, giving birth to the first Nephalem.
Diablo IV Gameplay Trailer
The Diablo IV cinematic trailer looks stunning and bone-chilling, however the gameplay trailer isn’t that exciting, yet. It is still in development stage and as you will see from the gameplay trailer below, the graphics look unpolished. A lot of elements are still missing and I sure hope they improve the visuals in the game by a lot; just like how they make their cinematic trailers good.
Diablo IV Character Classes
There are three character classes revealed from the trailer above. These are:
- The Barbarian – known for their unparalleled strength and brutal melee combat, utilizes a new and more powerful system in battle, Arsenal, which arms them with the ability to carry and rapidly switch between four different weapons at a time by assigning them to individual attacks.
- The Sorceress – hearkens back to their Diablo II roots and shapes the elements to obliterate their foes by impaling them upon jagged spikes of ice, electrocuting them with bolts of lightning, or raining flaming meteors from the sky.
- The Druid – a savage shapeshifter whose updated playstyle empowers them to fluidly transform between werewolf, werebear, and human form to unleash the raw power of nature’s fury on the forces of the Burning Hells.
Players will be able to experiment and discover countless character builds through customizable talent trees and skills, a deep loot system filled with legendary and set items to collect, runes and rune word combinations, and even personalized mounts for traversing the open world.
I’m positive that these are not the only classes in the game. There were five character classes to choose from in Diablo II, and there were seven on Diablo III. Perhaps Blizzard didn’t reveal all the characters at day 1 and they may reveal more characters in the following weeks or months to come.
Diablo IV Release Date
Diablo IV is currently in development and will be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, Blizzard has not revealed yet when will Diablo IV be ready for release. It may be late next year, or even longer.