Blizzard have promised to make November a month to remember promising that there will be a way for everyone to explore Sanctuary. People waiting for a news update on Diablo Immortal, Blizzard has been busy developing the new game: refining the game, solidifying its goals, improving mechanics and game systems, as well as laying the groundwork for what a Blizzard mobile MMO ARPG will look like in 2020 and beyond.
In this article, we review the Diablo Immortal basics before we look to the future for this game.
Diablo Immortal is a mobile MMO ARPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Action role-playing video game)intended for iPhone and Android devices to start with. Blizzard are working to include all the well-loved features of Diablo: multitudes of monsters to slay, troves of loot to collect and customize, and powerful classes to play with in multi-player games or on your own.
In addition to migrating to new platform, the shift to mobile MMO ARPG will please the online multiplayer. Blizzard still want players to be able to enjoy the game playing solo, Diablo Immortal will be abound with multiplayer features including persistent shared zones, 4-player instanced dungeons, full Guild support and social systems, and even more.
Diablo Immortal takes place between the time of Diablo II and Diablo III. As Sanctuary recovers from the aftermath of Baal’s invasion and the destruction of Mount Arreat in Diablo 2, powerful malevolent forces are search for what's left of the Worldstone for their diabolical needs.
Your player will be a unique, original hero who aligns with the surviving members of the Horadrim, fighting to prevent the enemies of Sanctuary from reclaiming and controlling the Worldstone. In this roleplay, you will unite with other mortal champions and defend yourselves from the corrupting evil of the Burning Hells!
Currently, Blizzard are planning 6 classes for players to select in Diablo Immortal: Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard.
Last year’s demo revealed the Barbarian, Monk, and Wizard, classes, playable in a streamlined dungeon experience. In 2019, visitors will get a chance to preview Demon Hunter for a spin (or Strafe) through a slice of open-world gameplay through the town of Wortham and the outdoor zone of Ashwold Cemetary.
Blizzard have also added a new base game mechanic: Ultimate Abilities. All classes build-up charge for their chosen Ultimate by using basic attacks. Once this charge has been reached a certain level, players can choose to augment their basic attack for a short time in a face-meltingly powerful display of strength, guile, or raw magical potential.
At the same time, Blizzard also debuting its new equipment system, including the first batch of skill-altering Legendary items. Turn your Scorch’s burning fireball into an icy Frozen Orb, change up how Exploding Palm targets foes and dishes out damage, or transform deadly arrows into grenades when using Strafe.
Blizzard have compiled this magnificent gameplay trailer:
When you look at the video, you'll see few other things we’re showing off that aren’t available in the demo, and even more we’ll be ready to share next year!
Blizzard have helpfully provided a few answers to some frequently asked questions.
Question: When will I be able to play Diablo Immortal?
A: Blizzard doesn't have a release date at this time. It takes time, according to Blizzard, to meet thequality level they are targetting, and it's claimed there are a lot of ambitious goals for Diablo Immortal. Keep a close eye on Diablohub.com for upcoming news and you can also Pre-Register for testing opportunities at the Diablo Immortal site.
Question: Will there be microtransactions in Diablo Immortal? How much Diablo Immortal cost?
A: Blizzard are focused on building a great Diablo game first, but they need to make a living too! Blizzard are being coy about the pricing but they say they want to make a Diablo game players love and to support it for years to come. With this in mind, they are aiming to create an ecosystem that accounts for and welcomes every type of player—from our most die-hard Diablo veterans to those who’ll be exploring Sanctuary for the first time.
Question: What will support will there be for Diablo Immortal?
A: Blizzard are saying that Diablo Immortal has been planned from the ground up for ongoing content and events. After launch, players can expect continued support and regular content updates including balance changes, new zones, dungeons, bosses, loot, additional stories, and even new classes! Stay tuned for more