Blizzard announced a new installment to the Diablo franchise called “Diablo Immortal,” a mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game for Android and iOS devices. This marks the first time that a Diablo game is coming to mobile platforms.
According to the developers, six iconic and highly customizable Diablo character classes will be available in Diablo Immortal. Players can choose between the Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard, each with new powers and abilities. The developers also stated that more playable classes are planned for future updates. Designed to be a living, breathing, and constantly evolving experience, Diablo Immortal will regularly introduce new storylines, new playable character classes, new loot, and all-new challenges, which you can face side-by-side with your friends or on your own.
Players will have many opportunities to meet and socialize with other demon slayers while wandering the wilds of Sanctuary, or while upgrading gear, crafting items, or forming groups before setting off on their next adventure in the city of Westmarch.
In their quest to cleanse Sanctuary, players will embark on all manner of expeditions, including taking part in dynamic events across unique public zones, and hacking and slashing their way through instanced dungeons. From the peaceful town of Wortham to the ancient Library of Zoltun Kulle to the jungle island of Bilefen, players will explore familiar vistas and until-now undiscovered corners of Sanctuary.
Diablo Immortal is co-developed by Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase.
“Diablo Immortal takes the series’ dark, gothic fantasy world of Sanctuary and inimitable Diablo gameplay, and puts it in your pocket,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “With their incredible passion for Diablo and proven mobile expertise, the development team has spawned an ultra-responsive and breathtakingly beautiful mobile game, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on it.”
The transition from mouse-and-keyboard or controller to mobile touchscreen device was designed to feel completely natural, intuitive, and fun in Diablo Immortal. Directional controls make it easy to move heroes around the world, and activating a skill is as easy as holding a thumb down on a skill to aim, then releasing it to unleash hell on your foes. And reinforcements are always only a tap away thanks to the native Blizzard Battle.net UI designed specifically for Diablo Immortal, which allows you to chat and form groups with ease in the middle of the most frantic battle.
This new chapter of the blockbuster Diablo saga takes place between the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and the beginning of Diablo III. Leading the invasion of Sanctuary is the demon known as Skarn, Herald of Terror, Diablo’s most powerful lieutenant who now rallies a new demonic army. Skarn intends to gather the fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and use them to resurrect Diablo.
Those eager to join the fight are encouraged to visit http://www.diabloimmortal.com to pre-register for special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo Immortal.