Blizzard Entertainment has a good number of games on their roster. One of the best ones out there is Diablo – the action role-playing hack and slash game. With the last main Diablo game released in 2012, it’s been quite a long time since there has been a new Diablo game. Of course, there is the Remastered version of Diablo II and Diablo Immortal coming out later this year, but fans are all excited about the new main game ‘Diablo 4’. So, let’s take a look at everything we know about Diablo IV release date, trailer, gameplay, and system requirements.
The first Diablo game came out in 1997 and the series has so far had three main games, four expansion packs, one remastered version, and even a mobile game as well. Considering that Diablo 4 will be having a lot of new stuff in the bag alongside better gameplay systems. With that being said, let’s take a look at what we know so far about the game and what we can expect Diablo 4 to bring in.
Diablo 4 Release Date
The new Diablo 4 game was announced during Blizzcon 2019 and will be available for PC, PS4, and the Xbox One. However, it’s been quite some time and there has been no release date for the game. Even with BlizzCon events in 2020 and 2021, there has been no information about the game’s release date. We can only hope that the game will be released in 2022, as Activision themselves have stated that 2022 will be a big year for Blizzard. And with that, we can only hope for its release next year alongside Overwatch 2.
Diablo 4 Trailer
While Diablo 4’s announcement trailer was released during Blizzcon 2019, we got to see another Diablo 4 trailer. Titled Diablo 4 Official Rogue, this cinematic trailer was revealed during BlizzConline 2021. The latest trailer showcases the game’s character class Rogue, who is known to be quick and deadly as seen in the trailer. Considering that the game’s release is quite far away, we can expect some changes taking place which will make things different and that is quite fine.
Diablo 4 Gameplay
Diablo 4 is expected to have open-world settings with weather factors as well as day and night changes that will have an impact on your gameplay. With that being said, you will also be playing with friends in an MMO-styled manner. Go around exploring, earning rewards, and fighting various bosses in the game as a group. You will be able to bring in a few of your friends into your towns which turn into hubs after you’ve done completing the story. We will also get to see real-time cutscenes within the game.
As of now, Blizzard has revealed four character classes namely Rogue, Druid, Barbarian, and Sorceress. We can expect other classes to be revealed when the game is ready to be launched. With the game focusing a lot on multiplayer and being able to join parties, players will also be able to wander around the world and take part in various public events without having to join a party which is good if you are those kinds who wish to simply like to participate in events as a solo player.
Diablo IV Character customization and skills upgrade
You will also be able to customize your character in such a way that no two characters are identical. This means you’ll be able to respect your character’s skills and passives. Of course, you will be able to do it at the start when you select your character, but later on, as you progress and your character grows, the effort, as well as the cost to do these upgrades. However, you will be to do this unlimited times.
Diablo IV Introduction of monster families
Just like how monsters were available in the previous Diablo game, there are now reworked and will have a difference in terms of story and world-building. The monsters have been designed to look darker and will be around to fight with. So far three monster families have been revealed. The Cultist Family, Cannibal Family and, The Drowned Family. Each monster family will have its combat style and unique weapons.
The Drowned Family will have five members across the archetypes namely bruiser, ranged combat, melee combat, swarmer, and the dungeon boss. Swarmers will always attack in groups, bruisers will be monsters with strong health which makes it difficult to defeat and the melee combat troops will act as shields so that their other units can go ahead and attack.
The Cannibal family will look like they’ve come out from some terrible incident. They will cut off tongues and remove the eyeballs from skulls provided that they leave their prey behind. The developers themselves have stated that there is no clue from where hail. However, the cannibal family consists of Bruisers and Swarmers. The bruisers have spiked clubs which will be used to lash out the player, while Swarmers are armed with dual axes and will send a flight of attacks to kill the enemy right away.
Diablo 4 System requirements
Diablo 4 should be able to run fairly well on a modern spec system. However, there is no official minimum system requirements list that has been published. However, we can also assume that the game which has been stated be available for the previous-gen consoles, could also be made available for the new generation consoles. All this will be confirmed as and when the game is nearing its launch.
So that’s all on Diablo 4 release date, gameplay, system requirements, and more. All players can do now is wait for some more updates from the developers and hope that a release date is revealed, even if it is somewhere in the coming years. Both, Overwatch 2 as well Diablo 4 fans are eager about the release date of these games.