Fans react to Diablo Immortal like disrespectful edgelords at BlizzCon 2018's Q&A

Fans react to Diablo Immortal like disrespectful edgelords at BlizzCon 2018's Q&A

Fans react to Diablo Immortal like disrespectful edgelords at BlizzCon 2018's Q&A

Blizzard announced one of its new Diablo games at Blizzcon 2018, but it wasn't the big sequel some people wanted.

Some of the beauty of the Diablo franchise is that it's pretty easy to navigate, and that simple movement system translates very well to mobile with Diablo Immortal. The Worldstone lies shattered, yet great power remains within its corrupted fragments. Diablo Immortal will recreate the franchise's traditional multiplayer point and click action gameplay with optimizations for mobile touchscreen controls. Slay endless hordes of demons as effortlessly as you would with a controller or keyboard and mouse.

You move around by using a digital analog "stick" on the left side of the screen, while all your abilities are arranged on the right side of the screen.

Described as a "full-fledged action RPG you can play everywhere with everyone", It's now being developed in collaboration with NetEase.

The boss fights look interesting, the levels look more dynamic than ever before, and, to be frank, I like the Diablo Immortal aesthetic more than I like Diablo 3's aesthetic.

In addition, mobile gaming is massive in Asia and Activision Blizzard is likely trying to appeal to that region. Dropping in and out of groups will be done seamlessly so it sounds like it'll be a true drop-in drop-out kind of game. In a blog post two weeks ago, Blizzard all but said as much, telling fans that the highly anticipated Diablo III sequel would not be at this year's convention. The gameplay video shows that it holds up well but it's hard to tell for certain just how well it'll perform with people all over the world playing together at once. From those skills, you'll be able to choose five which will be assigned to an active skill button.

Dataminers who have obtained early copies of the game have found evidence of a second Diablo III Amiibo, but Blizzard has not commented.

At launch the title will feature nine outdoor zones which sounds like Blizzard will continue supporting this game after launch, possibly indicating DLC down the road.

You can pre-register for the game now at the Google Play Store. (An iOS version of the game was also announced, though no iOS listing for the game yet exists.) Blizzard did not announce information about the game's pricing structure or release window.

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