Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones

Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones

Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones

Announcements of a brand-new, smartphone-only Diablo and a remastered WarCraft 3 headlined a news-filled BlizzCon keynote presentation on Friday. Diablo Immortal is an MMO ARPG described as a game that can be played by anyone, anywhere they please. Today, the developer announced its second-ever mobile game (after the collectible card RPG Hearthstone) with Diablo: Immortal.

Described as a "full-fledged action RPG you can play everywhere with everyone", It's now being developed in collaboration with NetEase. Diablo 3 has pretty much run its course by now, and fans have been clamoring for the next great thing from the franchise. 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 easily in the middle of the most frantic battle.

Check out some Diablo Immortal gameplay footage, below. You'll be able to drop in and out of groups in the MMO and take part in "dynamic events" across Sanctuary. (Here's a peek at the map.) Classes will have 12 skills or more, with the ability for you to assign any five of them at one time to an "active skill button". "We want to do it in a way that's true to Blizzard, putting gameplay first". We can kind of consider Diablo Immortal as something like World of Diablo but with all of Diablo 3's classes (minus the Witch Doctor) and played from an isometric viewpoint.

The story in Diablo Immortal focuses on the aftermath of the destruction of the Worldstone in Diablo II with demonic invaders trying to bring back a rule of terror.

Cheng responded to claims that Diablo: Immortal may be a reskin by saying the following: "We've been working with NetEase Games from the beginning as a partnership to create everything in Diablo: immortal".

While no release window has yet been announced for Diablo Immortal, players can visit the game's official website and pre-register to stay updated and potentially be invited to future beta tests.

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