In November 2019, Blizzard Entertainment threw a bomb and announced Diablo IV. It is going to be the fourth installment in the Diablo game series. Loyal fans of the game might be aware that Druid is making a comeback in Diablo 4.
The dungeon crawler series fans have to wait for quite a long while for the return of Druid. The last game of the series Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls released six years back. There are going to be 5 playable classes in the upcoming game and Druid is one of them. However, two of these are still under wraps.
Druids are a special dual playable class. They can shapeshift and cast spells at the same time. They debuted in the first game only. However, initially, they were not a part of Diablo 2.
But later on, they were added in Diablo 2: Lords of Destruction DLC. Another good news is that Crushing blows are making a return as well. These blows are attacking buffs which cause the percentage of damage equal to the maximum of the target’s heath.
Here is what we know about the release date, trailer, and gameplay of Diablo IV.
Diablo IV: Release Date
In the BlizzCon of 2019, the entertainment company announced the comeback of the Diablo series. Since then, they have been dropping hints and clues until late February. But, no official announcement about the launch date of Diable IV has been made yet. The director of the game, Luis Barriga, said this type of game with huge scope takes time. But they will be back shortly. Well now, Blizzard’s shortly can mean anytime from a few weeks to a few years.
The Diablo fanatics have waited for 6 long years, so they can definitely wait for a little more.
Diablo IV: Trailer
Well, along with a statement, the company released a sneak peek into the game. The preview was named “By Three They Come”. It depicted the events which took place during the long years after Diablo 3. Unlike the other game trailers, there were no clues whatsoever regarding gameplay. The trailer was more for worldbuilding to showcase how the after events turned out.
Lilith of Diablo 2 has come to life. Thousands have been killed by the activities of both Heavens and Hell.
Diablo IV: Gameplay Preview
Well, the preview did give us a glimpse of gameplay but not much. Thankfully, Blizzard entertainment didn’t release only a preview. For the true gamers, they released a historical preview of the game to show how will it look on the PC or the gaming console. However, this outlay was prepared years ago, so there might be some differences in the actual display layout.
Still, the gameplay preview introduced us to the three playable classes- the barbarian, the sorceress, and the druid. Also, the preview had a multiplayer and two solo fighting sequences. The world of Diablo 4 looks wider than the past series. So, there are going to be varied settings in the game and a lot of traveling. Reportedly, the game will have three cutscenes to stop player immersion.
Narrative Of The Show
Well, the gamers will be hunting for the spoilers. But sadly, we don’t have any as of now.
But we know, the narrative is going to be picked up decades after Diablo 3 Reaper of expansion occasions. And the entire world of Sanctuary is in havoc, millions have been slaughtered by the spirits of Hellfire and high heavens.
Lilith has returned through a dark blood ritual. Most probably, she is going to be the main foes in the game.
That’s all for now, we will keep you update with all the development of Diablo IV.