Diablo: Immortal Announced Amid Poor Fan Reaction

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While the early reactions to this announcement have been lukewarm, to say the very least, there is actually a lot to like in this game if you are a fan of the Diablo franchise. Diablo Immortal will pit players against Diablo's older brother Bael as they journey across various locales, including the classic Frozen Tundra and the new jungle island Bilefen. You can even join them to take on risky dungeons. Reveal footage of the game confirmed a pretty busy interface of touchscreen buttons that mobile players will use to manage abilities and items. The result will likely be a mobile MMORPG that has insane incentives for making in-game purchases, along with a story that fits between Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and Diablo III on the timeline. Dropping in and out of groups will be done seamlessly so it sounds like it'll be a true drop-in drop-out kind of game. "Immortal will feel familiar and intuitive to both today's mobile gaming audience and those who played Diablo on console". Each class will have a unique selection of 12 or more different skills to choose from.

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"Diablo Immortal takes the series' dark, gothic fantasy world of Sanctuary and inimitable Diablo gameplay, and puts it in your pocket", said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment.

The announcement came with some official gameplay and it will be interesting to see how Blizzard adopts the game to a touch-screen format.

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If you're interested in pre-registering for Diablo: Immortal you can do so here.

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