Blizzard has been hyping the “Diablo III” Necromancer DLC on the game’s official launcher and social-media channels for the past week, and the studio has finally set a release date for the new content. According to today’s announcement, the Necromancer will become available in Diablo III on June 27, 2017.
The studio teased the new DLC stating, “As the Burning Hells invade Sanctuary and all hope seems lost, an unlikely hero rises to restore balance to the world, calling forth an army of the dead and cleansing the land of evil. From the crypts deep beneath Blizzard Entertainment today came a dark invocation proclaiming that the Rise of the Necromancer pack, which summons the much-anticipated necromancer class into Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, will be unleashed June 27″. The new content will be available in-game on PC, or through the online Blizzard Shop, the PlayStation Store, and the Xbox One Store.”
Necromancers, as the mysterious Priests of Rathma are commonly known, made their series debut in the critically acclaimed Diablo II, where millions of players experienced the thrill of controlling unstoppable armies of undead minions. In Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, these talented men and women draw upon the power of blood and bone to protect humanity, transforming the lifeless carcasses of their slain enemies into undying servants—or just blowing them up.
The Rise of the Necromancer pack is will also offer a twisted and misshapen Golem in-game pet, and the Cosmetic Wings of the Crypt Guardian. Players will also get two additional character slots, and PC Players will get two stash tabs. There is also a Necromancer portrait, banner, sigil, and accent that you can grab, as well as a Blood Master pennant.
“While players often ask us to bring back their favorite characters from our classic games, few classes have been requested as often, or as passionately, as the necromancer,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Reimagining the necromancer was a labor of love—we worked hard to capture the essence of what made the class so iconic, while taking advantage of everything Diablo III has to offer.”
Console gamers who have yet to experience Diablo III will be able to pick up the digital-only Eternal Collection, which includes the Rise of the Necromancer pack, Diablo III, and the award-winning Reaper of Souls expansion for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. This expansive all-in-one collection is a perfect jumping-in point for anyone who may have missed out on what many consider to be the definitive couch co-op gaming experience.
The Rise of the Necromancer pack will be available for Windows and Mac PCs, as well as for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, on June 27 for $14.99 USD. The epic Diablo III: Eternal Collection bundle will be available to PlayStation Plus members on PS4 and Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One for a limited time at a special introductory price of $39.99 (reg. $59.99 SRP).
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and the Rise of the Necromancer pack are fully localized in English, Brazilian Portuguese, European and Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese.