The speculation over what Blizzard has been cooking up for the Diablo franchise is over and there was an abundance of news but all of it was related to Diablo 3.
As expected, Blizzard the revealed of the Necromancer class which is based on the Diablo 2 Necromancer. The class will be released next year as part of a character pack.
The most interesting additions is The Darkening of Tristram. Blizzard is adding a 16 level dungeon to the game based on Diablo 1. All the main bosses from the first game will be making an appearance including the original Diablo.
Blizzard’s Frank Pearce said, “Art and sound harken back to 20 years ago, special graphic filters to make the graphics pixelated and grainy. Character movement locked to 8 directions.”
Pearce also said the best way to experience the new levels is to roll a new character but all the current characters can undertake the challenge.
A patch will appear on the PTR next week for these new levels and more details will be available later today as part of their Diablo 20th anniversary celebrations.
Finally, next year will rel3ase two new zones for Diablo 3, for everyone who has Reaper of Souls. These will be the d Shrouded Moors and Temple of the First Born. These will be released for free.
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