Blizzard Entertainment just announced that starting June 2, the much-awaited title, Diablo Immortal will be getting a regional release on both PC and mobile. The remaining regions in Asia-Pacific will gain access a few weeks later.
“The demons of the Burning Hells are ready to be slain in the most expansive Diablo game that Blizzard has ever released,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment.
“As Blizzard’s first game designed from the ground up for mobile, it was important to us to deliver an experience worthy of the franchise, so we did a lot of testing, incorporated a lot of feedback, and created a game that we’re very excited to share with players. We’re looking forward to unleashing this epic new entry in the Diablo franchise, and we can’t wait to join everyone in Sanctuary.”
Players can then choose from six iconic Diablo classes. The Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard will be available in your journey across eight unique zones, and the great city of Westmarch.
The franchise patriarch Deckard Cain makes a comeback, leading your hero on an expansive quest to hunt down the shattered pieces of the corrupted Worldstone before the forces of the Burning Hells can gather them for their own sinister plans. What unfolds is an epic all-new story taking place between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III.
The game features a MMOARPG (massively multiplayer online action-RPG) social experience that’s completely new to the series. Players will share a massive world with others as they explore Sanctuary, form Warbands with up to eight members to take on group challenges such as the intense Helliquary raid bosses, and join Clans with up to 150 friends to earn challenging Clan Achievements.
The game also features a robust faction-based PvP system. With the Cycle of Strife, players can band together to fight in an ongoing war in which the top player of the server will earn the Eternal Crown to become the leader of the Immortals. This puts them in the position of having to continuously defend their reign across a series of modes including brutal 1v30 showdowns.
Another main highlight of the game is the inclusion of both cross-play and cross-progression. This allows Sanctuary’s heroes to join the fight with each other regardless of platform while being able to seamlessly transition between mobile and PC gameplay.
Diablo Immortal will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase, Diablo Immortal will be available at launch on iOS, Android, and Windows PC via Battle.net. All players who complete the tutorial within 30 days will receive the Horadrim Cosmetic Set to celebrate this significant milestone when the game launches.