The definitive gothic fantasy hero reemerges in Diablo III:
Reaper of Souls®
Console gamers can now possess the ultimate co-op action-RPG in one
complete package with the Diablo III: Eternal Collection™,
available digitally at a special introductory price
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Sanctuary's fallen warriors have long awaited this moment: the
necromancer has finally returned to send them back into battle against
the demons of the Burning Hells. Blizzard Entertainment today announced
that the Rise
of the Necromancer™ pack, which
summons the iconic necromancer class into Diablo®
III: Reaper of Souls®, is now available digitally
in-game on PC and through the online Blizzard Shop, PlayStation®Store,
and Xbox One Store.
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The necromancer rises to join the heroes of Sanctuary in the fight against Diablo. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Necromancers are grim spellcasters who draw upon the power of blood and
bone and raise terrifying armies of undead minions from the remains of
their vanquished foes. These brooding men and women are masters of the
dark arts who seek to preserve the balance between the forces of life
and death in Sanctuary—even if it requires detonating several thousand
demon corpses along the way.
In addition to a new class, the Rise of the Necromancer pack
contains a macabre assortment of curiosities to support any aspiring
practitioner of forbidden magic, including:
The grotesque Half-formed Golem in-game pet
Cosmetic Wings of the Crypt Guardian for all your Diablo III
Two additional character slots
Two stash tabs (PC only)
Necromancer portrait, banner, sigil, and accent, and Blood Master
Acolytes of the dark arts can also unearth the most closely guarded
secrets of the Priests of Rathma by studying the Book of the Necromancer
This archive chronicles the shadowy history of the necromancers and
contains a grimoire of their spells, runes, weapons, and armor—an ideal
resource for anyone who plans to take the necromancer through the
challenges that comprise the Season 11 journey, beginning July 20.
"We're excited to continue our celebration of the 20th
anniversary of Diablo by reimagining one of the community's
all-time favorite classes in the Rise of the Necromancer pack,"
said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We
look forward to seeing a new generation of necromancers exploring
Adventure Mode, discovering new character builds, and exploding corpses
in Greater Rifts throughout Sanctuary."
The Night of the Necromancer celebration kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. PDT
as senior game designer Travis Day joins Nerdist's Jessica Chobot as she
raises hell on a new necromancer, streaming her play experience from a
haunted location. After teaming up, Chobot will be left to fend for
herself as she attempts to survive from dusk till dawn.
Console gamers who have yet to experience Diablo III can
acquire a legendary treasure starting today in the form of the
digital-only Eternal Collection™, which
includes the Rise of the Necromancer pack, Diablo III, and
the award-winning Reaper of Souls expansion for PlayStation 4 or
Xbox One. This expansive all-in-one collection is a perfect jumping-in
point for anyone who might have missed out on the definitive couch co-op
The Rise of the Necromancer pack is now available for Windows®
and Mac® PCs, as well as on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, for
$14.99 USD. The epic Diablo III: Eternal Collection bundle
is currently available to PlayStation®Plus members on PS4 and
Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One through July 3 at a special
introductory price of $39.99 (reg. $59.99 SRP). On PC, newcomers to
Sanctuary can take advantage of special celebratory savings of up to 50%
off on Diablo III, the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Diablo
Battle Chest. Visit the
Blizzard Shop for more information.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and the Rise of the Necromancer
pack are fully localized in English, Brazilian Portuguese, European and
Latin American Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian,
Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese. To learn more, and to
try Diablo III for free on PC, visit the official website at www.diablo3.com.
For screenshots, videos, artwork, and other media, visit the Blizzard
Entertainment press site.
With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous
positions currently available—visit jobs.blizzard.com for
more information and to learn how to apply.
About Blizzard Entertainment
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
the Warcraft®, StarCraft®,
and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes
of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's
track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game
of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service is one of the
largest in the world, with millions of active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company
records and reports from key distribution partners.
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Blizzard Entertainment's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies
regarding the future, including statements about the Night of the
Necromancer celebration and the release dates of Season 11, are
forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of
risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Blizzard
Entertainment's actual future results to differ materially from those
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Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Director, Global Public Relations
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