New game set in Blizzard’s critically acclaimed Diablo universe
coming to Android™ and iOS
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2018--
Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled the next game in the storied Diablo®
franchise, Diablo Immortal™,
a mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game for
Android™ and iOS devices. For the first time ever,
Diablo players will be able to answer the call to battle on their phones.
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Diablo Immortal takes place between the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and the beginning of Diablo III (Graphic: Business Wire)
Six iconic and highly customizable Diablo character classes will be
available in Diablo Immortal—Barbarian, Crusader, Demon
Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard—each with new powers and
abilities, with more playable classes planned for future updates.
Designed to be a living, breathing, and constantly evolving experience, Diablo
Immortal will regularly introduce new storylines, new playable
character classes, new loot, and all-new challenges—which you can face
side-by-side with your friends … or foolishly choose to confront on your
Players will have many opportunities to meet and socialize with other
demon slayers while wandering the wilds of Sanctuary, or while
conducting less-dangerous business—like upgrading gear, crafting items,
or forming groups before setting off on their next adventure—in the city
of Westmarch, Diablo Immortal’s sprawling central hub.
Intheir quest to cleanse Sanctuary, players will embark
on all manner of thrilling expeditions, including taking part in dynamic
events across unique public zones, and hacking and slashing their
way through instanced dungeons. From the peaceful town of Wortham
to the ancient Library of Zoltun Kulle to the suffocating jungle
island of Bilefen, players willexplore familiar vistas
and until-now undiscovered corners of Sanctuary.
Diablo Immortal is co-developed by Blizzard Entertainment and
NetEase, who in addition to having developed some of the most successful
mobile games in history, has been a longtime partner of Blizzard in
“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. “With their
incredible passion for Diablo and proven mobile expertise, the
development team has spawned an ultra-responsive and breathtakingly
beautiful mobile game, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands
The transition from mouse-and-keyboard or controller to mobile
touchscreen device was designed to feel completely natural, intuitive,
and fun in Diablo Immortal.Directional controls make it
easy to move heroes around the world, and activating a skill is as easy
as holding a thumb down on a skill to aim, then releasing it to unleash
hell on your foes. And reinforcements are always only a tap away thanks
to the native Blizzard Battle.net® UI designed
specifically for Diablo Immortal, which allows you to chat and
form groups with ease in the middle of the most frantic battle.
This new chapter of the blockbuster Diablo saga takes place between
the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®
and the beginning of Diablo III. Leading the invasion of
Sanctuary is the demon known as Skarn, Herald of Terror—Diablo’s
most powerful lieutenant—who now rallies a new demonic army. Skarn
intends to gather the fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and use them
to resurrect Diablo.
Those eager to join the fight are encouraged to visit http://www.diabloimmortal.com
to pre-register for special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo
Immortal. Pre-registered players are eligible to participate in
future beta tests and earn in-game rewards, as well as receive news and
For screenshots, video, and other media, visit the Blizzard
Entertainment press site at http://blizzard.gamespress.com/Diablo-Immortal.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, 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-two #1 games* and multiple Game
of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard
Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world,
with millions of active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company
records and reports from key distribution partners.
About NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company in
China dedicated to providing online services centered around content,
community, communication, and commerce. NetEase develops and operates
some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, and partners
with Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary), and
other global game developers to operate some of the most popular
international online games in China. NetEase also operates Koala.com and
Yanxuan, two e-commerce platforms that cater to the rising middle-class
consumer market in China. In addition, NetEase offers advertising,
email, and other services. For more information, please visit http://ir.netease.com.
Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements:
Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment’s
expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future,
including statements about the features and functionality of Diablo
Immortal, 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 expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this
release include unanticipated product delays and other factors
identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most
recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports
on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based
upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision
Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard
Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update
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to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These
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Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks,
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and may cause actual results to differ materially from current
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