Yet another Diablo 4 leak suggests Blizzard’s going back to its gothic Diablo roots

    
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More like Dia-BLOWs, right?

It seems as if we’ve had no end to the leaks for games supposedly being revealed at tomorrow’s BlizzCon kickoff, especially for Diablo 4. So far, we’ve seen multiple rumors relating to a Diablo art book and its associated advertising that take the existence of a fourth game in the franchise for granted. There have even been unsubstantiated claims that Diablo 4 will be a looter-shooter. (We seriously don’t think that one’s happening.)

Well, here’s some more grist for the mill: There’s been another round of leaks on the Diablo subreddit.

“Diablo 4 is actually going to look dark, gritty and gross – no more rainbow shiny bullshit this time! Loactions are toned down, infrequently laid with corpses, wasteland, greyish deserts, clut caves surrounded by flesh, rotten crypts, marshes and bogs, plagued cities you name it. They are also seemingly much bigger, maybe even open? Characters now are able to ride horses (possibly other mounts), also there’s contextual interaction with environment ? – climbing a wall Lost Ark style. Blood splatters look more like blood and not splashed jam too.

So far i can confirm 3 classes: mage (uses fire, ice and lightning so far), barbarian (swords, clubs, axes, kicks etc), and druid (lightning, wind, and transforming into beasts – so far bear and werewolf!).┬áPossibly there will be PvP from the start?. 4 player coop is there for sure.

All this game seems to be is a W I N K to the Diablo 2 fans, Lilith being the new diablo (she’s covered in blood veil kinda), characters being shown sitting at a campfire as character selection, nitty gritty dark style that 2 was praised for, some skills also seem to be just taken from it and put in here (like sorceress’ charged bolt). I’m interested and hope they don’t fuck this up. The company is bad, but the game might not be this time.”

As VG247 points out, the leaker has dropped multiple leaks for other games in the past that were proven true, and Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has said it “lines up with everything [he’s] heard about” the game. Plus? It just makes sense that Blizzard would be eager to head back to its roots and mollify the core Diablo fanbase it riled up last year with Diablo Immortal. Guess we’ll see tomorrow.

Source: Reddit via VG247
Update
MOP reader Mordyjuice points out more pages of the artbook have now been uploaded – and yeah, it looks pretty gothic.

Diablo 4 – all artbook pages

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