'Diablo 4' is the metal opera video game diehards have been screaming for

It looks like every metal band's cover art ever.

Diablo 4 was announced at the opening ceremony of Blizzcon 2019 in Anaheim, California Friday for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Blizzard Entertainment debuted the absolutely brutal teaser trailer, reminiscent of the heavy-metal aesthetic that made Diablo 2 a fan favorite.

Gamers will once again plunge into a medieval and gothic hellscape that essentially a mash-up of scenes from the epic poem Dante’s Inferno and Lord of the Rings. Game Director Luis Barriga didn’t say anything about a release date (an early demo will be playable at Blizzcon this weekend) but he described his new vision for the fourth installment of the dungeon crawler on stage.

“It’ll mean blood and gore, it’ll mean occult symbols and rituals and more important it’ll mean victories are neither clean or guaranteed,” he said.

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Blizzard reveals that Diablo 4 is in the works at Blizzcon 2019.

Blizzard has only revealed three distinct classes that gamers will be able to choose from in Diablo 4: The Barbarian, The Sorceress, and The Druid. There are likely more character choices to come, but that’s all the developer was willing to say so far.

Players will be able to team up and play through a bloody co-op story mode like all of the past Diablo titles. Their main adversary will be Lilith, a reimagined succubus queen from Diablo 2 that was summoned using blood magic in the Diablo 4 teaser trailer.

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Barriga also confirmed that a PvP mode will also be added to the game for those that want to test their class skills against the game’s best players.

It’s been seven years since the release of Diablo 3, which isn’t even the longest fans of the fantasy series have waited for a new installment of the series. But after last year’s disastrous Diablo Immortal the announcement of Diablo 4 has been a long time coming.

Much of Diablo 4 is still a mystery, and it could be years before the game actually launches. For now, check out our recent rundown of all the biggest Diablo 4 leaks and what they revealed.


Diablo 4 will be released… eventually.