Blizzard's Action RPG Series Comes To Mobile With Diablo Immortal | Broken Joysticks

Nov
02

Blizzard’s Action RPG Series Comes To Mobile With Diablo Immortal

What Is It?

Diablo Immortal is the first entry in Blizzard’s two decades old ARPG franchise to be developed specifically for mobile phones. Revealed during the Blizzcon 2018 opening ceremonies, Diablo Immortal is promising to be the full dungeon crawling experience that players are used too but optimized for mobile devices and touch-centric interfaces. Development duties aren’t being handled by Blizzard directly but rather by Chinese publisher Net Ease who have published Minecraft in China, as well as the popular mobile Battle Royale, games Knives Out and Rules of Survival.

Is Your Favorite Class In Diablo Immortal?

At launch Diablo Immortal will support six classes:

  • Monk
  • Wizard
  • Crusader
  • Demon Hunter
  • Necromancer

No additional classes have been announced but during their “Diablo What’s Next” panel, developers did say that they will be listening to community feedback about what classes to bring to Immortal in the future.

What Do We Know About The World of Diablo Immortal?

  • Lore-wise Diablo Immortal is set between Diablo II and Diablo III and will explain questions like “what happened once Tyrel left heaven?” and “what was Deckard Cain up to between the two games?”.
  • Skarn, the Herald of Terror will be featured prominently alongside select baddies from Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
  • 8 public zones will be in Diablo Immortal at launch with the first zone to be revealed called “Bilefen”, another zone called “Frozen Throne” (and no – not Arthas’ Frozen Throne) will also be available. Adventurers will also explore a library belonging to Zoltun Kulle that is different from the one that appeared in Diablo III.
  • Westmarch is a large thriving capital city during the events of Immortal.
  • Shared multiplayer open world zones will have respawning monsters while instanced dungeons will not have NPC respawns.

When Will It Be Out?

We don’t know when Diablo Immortal will release on either Google Play or iOS App Store just yet. It is also unknown how monetization will work in Diablo Immortal, if the game will be free-to-play or if it will be a premium priced mobile game.  By pre-registering on the game’s official website, future players can unlock rewards.

Source: WoWhead

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