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Diablo III

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Release Date: May 15, 2012

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'Diablo III' (ALL) To Get Necromancer Class, Original Diablo Dungeon, New Zones - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2016 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

Diablo III is developed as the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series. Players will create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities. As these heroes adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, they’ll grow in experience and ability and acquire items of incredible power.

The game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced Hell’s armies -- and were fortunate enough to survive -- went mad from their experiences. And most of the others have buried their haunted memories and pushed the horrors from their thoughts. In Diablo III, players will return to Sanctuary to confront evil in its many forms once again.

Diablo III will pick up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen.

It’s been 20 years since the original heroes of Sanctuary—the Warrior, Rogue, and Sorcerer—first descended into the labyrinth beneath Tristram’s Cathedral.

Celebrating Diablo's 20th anniversary, get ready to explore a monster-filled dungeon 16 levels deep, and come face to face with the four main bosses from the original game—all with retro touches like special graphics filters and eight-direction character movement.

  • 20th Anniversary Dungeon: The original Diablo labyrinth is back in Diablo III form.
    • Nostalgia Can Be Deadly: Recreated the events, monsters, and levels from the original Diablo.
    • Fresh(ened up) Meat: Original Diablo, The Butcher, Skeleton King, and Lazarus return as epic boss fights.
    • Presented in Glorious RetroVision: Special ‘90s-inspired audio and visual filters for that “classic” look.

A new class is coming to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: the Necromancer!

Coming in 2017, the Rise of the Necromancer pack will allow you to master the dark arts, draw your magic from the power of death itself, and command mighty armies of risen warriors—oh, and explode corpses, too.

  • The Necromancer: Wield the power of the dead with Diablo III’s newest playable hero class.
    • Master of the Dark Arts: Her magic draws from the power of blood and bone.
    • The Old Skills and the New: Command an Army of the Dead, control a mighty Blood Golem . . . . . . and make all the corpses EXPLODE!
    • Necromantic Sets and Legendaries: The Necromancer will be able to collect many rare treasures of unearthly power, including new Legendaries and Set items.
    • Rise of the Necromancer Pack will include the character, an in-game pet, two character slots, two stash tabs, a portrait frame, pennant, banner and banner sigil. (Pricing TBD)


  • Explore Deadly New Zones: The foul stench of evil continues to spread across Sanctuary.
    • Shrouded Moors: This harsh, inhospitable land has been abandoned for centuries.  But something stirs within its perpetual fog—as though a dark presence has taken hold.
    • Temple of the Firstborn: An ancient monument to the earliest nephalem. The temple is hidden beneath the surface of Sanctuary, where it has escaped the notice of most mortals.
  • Seasons Coming to Console: Console and PC Seasons will align in Season 10
    • Console Seasons will include the Season Journey, Leaderboards, and all rewards and cosmetics.

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