Diablo Immortal Announced by Blizzard - The Action-RPG Goes Mobile

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Unsurprisingly, fan response to Diablo Immortal has been...just a bit harsh. The next Diablo game is Diablo Immortal, announced today at BlizzCon, and it's a phone game that Blizzard says is "coming soon".

Like its console and PC counterparts, Diablo Immortal will feature both single and online co-operative play.

Warcraft III's dedicated community of mapmakers has kept the game thriving since it launched in 2002, and Reforged boasts an improved World Editor highly influenced by an ongoing dialogue with this talented group of creators. There will also be new zones, new stories, and new dungeons to play through.

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Diablo: Immortal tells the story between Diablo II and Diablo III, filling in details on what unfolded with Tyrael, Malthael, and others.

Ahead of BlizzCon, Blizzard had hinted that they were announcing something Diablo-related but clarified it would not be "what many of you are hoping for".

Diablo Immortal is co-developed by Blizzard and NetEase, and promises a smooth transition from mouse and keyboard to touchscreens. A handsome new cinematic named Lost Honor was also debuted, showing the Alliance leader Anduin making a pact with Saurfang, the Horde's prisoner of war, as they vow to somehow take down Sylvanas.

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Diablo Immortal will allow players to play six classes familiar to Diablo players: Crusader, Necromancer, Demon Hunter, Barbarian, Wizard, and Monk.

The main draw of this game will be the gameplay and it looks like it's the same Diablo you've known and loved, just on mobile devices. According to Blizzard, more playable classes will be added in future updates. 20 years passed in the Diablo Universe between those two games which were released in 2000 and 2012, respectively.

Those eager to join the fight are encouraged to visit http://www.diabloimmortal.com to pre-register for special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo Immortal. In the Q&A portion of the reveal at BlizzCon, one fan even asked the developers if this release was an out-of-season April Fools' joke.

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