Blizzard announced a new action-role playing Diablo game is coming to iOS and Android devices, titled Diablo: Immortal. Blizzard is promising that there will be six Diablo classes at launch (Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard) as well as regularly introducing new storylines, playable characters and new challenges.
Once a character and class is selected, players will be able to find and upgrade gear, craft new items and team up to raid dungeons for all kinds of loot. This game, set between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III, is credited to developer NetEase Games, a company that primarily handles online game management of Blizzard's classic series in China on top of also making its own titles. BlizzCon's Diablo Immortal announcement was the last thing most core fans of the franchise wanted. "We want to do it in a way that's true to Blizzard, putting gameplay first". Skarn intends to gather the fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and use them to resurrect Diablo.
It's an interesting and ambitious take on the franchise, but fan reaction is already mixed. One audience member asked if it was an "out of season April Fool's joke". As for the release date, we're in "coming soon" territory.
"Mobile technology today supports the kinds of AAA gaming experiences Blizzard is known for", Cheng said of the decision to bring Diablo to mobile. That interface, seen above, may look bonkers to Diablo's PC faithful, but it looks somewhat reserved compared to mega-popular mobile games like PUBG and Fortnite.