- Blizzard Entertainment has announced its second mobile game, Diablo: Immortal, for Android and iOS.
- It is a full-fledged action-RPG and takes place between the events of Diablo II and III.
- You can pre-register for the game now at the Google Play Store.
Blizzard is the home to some of the biggest game franchises of all time: Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, and more recently Overwatch. Today, the developer announced its second-ever mobile game (after the collectible card RPG Hearthstone) with Diablo: Immortal.
Diablo: Immortal — which Blizzard is co-developing with NetEase — is no mere port of any previous Diablo PC or console game. Diablo: Immortal was developed from the ground up as a stand-alone mobile experience.
For lore nerds, the storyline in Diablo: Immortal takes place between the events of Diablo II and III. The Archangel Tyrael is believed to be dead, while the Worldstone has been shattered into various fragments. Those Worldstone segments are the source of new and ancient evil creatures who want to use the stone’s power to take over the land.
Players will be able to choose from six classes (Barbarian, Monk, Wizard, Crusader, Demon Hunter, and Necromancer), and each class will have a set of at least 12 skills. Blizzard promises that Diablo: Immortal will give fans of the franchise an authentic action-RPG “hack and slash” gameplay experience on smartphones and tablets. It will include touch controls which will allow players to begin an ability, charge it up, aim it, and fire it from just a single thumb input.
There will be nine outdoors areas in which to explore and fight for the game’s initial launch, and you can expect to encounter lots of new creatures never before seen in a Diablo game. Blizzard is also promising to add in a lot of social features so you can connect with your entire Blizzard.net friends list when you start playing.
While Blizzard has yet to confirm a release date for Diablo: Immortal, you can go ahead and pre-register for the game right now at the Google Play Store. By doing so, you may get invited to participate in some pre-release beta tests, along with earning some exclusive in-game items.
Are you excited about Diablo: Immortal coming to your phone in the near future?