Blizzard Entertainment, Diablo II, BlizzCon 2021 – Opening Ceremony – Diablo
. Thank you very much for joining us.. I am so excited to kick off the Diablo segment of our show, and I am honored to be here on behalf of all of our Diablo teams, to share the news and updates we have in store for you. Today. We’ve got a lot of Diablo to cover, and I hope you’ll agree with me that it’s a great time to be a member of this community.. Alright let’s kick things off with Diablo IV.. We first shared our game with you during BlizzCon of 2019 and we’ve, been truly humbled by your response. We’ve, kept in touch through quarterly updates and sincerely appreciate the thoughts and valuable feedback you’ve provided as we unveil more and more of the game and share. In its development. – After all, Diablo belongs to you as much as it belongs to us.. Most recently, we teased an update to our campfire screen and savvy fans, of course understood that we meant more than just the character lighting and fire visual effects. That’s right today. We’Re happy to announce a brave new soul, joining the Barbarian, the Sorcerer and the Druid on this dangerous journey back to Sanctuary. A class is one of the most exciting things you can announce in a Diablo game.. This one is especially exciting to me as it’s a re envisioning of one of the first classes to ever appear in the series. Let’s have a look., SOMBER, ORCHESTRAL, MUSIC PRIEST. Your prayers do not fall on deaf ears.
Just know they are being heard.. There is justice within the Light …, but you have to be patient. Now: pray with me. May Akarat guide and protect me. PARISHIONER May Akarat guide and protect me.. May he shepherd my soul …? May he shepherd my soul … … and grant it mercy. APPROACHING FOOTSTEPS? … and grant it mercy.. What are you doing here? This is not the time., But this is confession. And I have sinned.. I was a thief …, who stole from those more fortunate. COINS JINGLE. I strayed from your Light … and found my trade in the Shadows.. They call it murder., I say job well: done., GRUNTS, GROANS PRIEST, Stop., Stop Enough ROGUE! I am a thief. …, a heretic …, a murderer! Father. Will Akarat save me PRIEST GRUNTS. You mock our Light …, but those monsters were a scourge upon my flock. And you …, SCOFFS …. You were the answer to their prayers. ROGUE. Then we are settled. And you owe me.. The name you seek is …. Indistinct WHISPERING Thank the Heavens for you. Heavens. I assure you Father …, the Heavens, didn’t send me. DRAMATIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, FIGHTING GRUNTS GROWLS HORSE NEIGHS SOMBER, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC DOORS SLAM. Just the sound of that ear. Getting pierced by the hook is so brutal.. I feel like it’s, going to haunt me for a long time. I’ve been a huge fan of the Rogue ever since the original Diablo., Even seeing them come back as NPCs and Mercenaries in Diablo II’s Rogue Encampment served as a great bridge between the games.
With the Setting of Diablo IV being a larger world than we’ve ever played in before we’re excited to show you not just what the successors to the original Rogues in the series have been up to since the fall of their order, but also what some of the other Rogues In the world of Sanctuary might look like., The mantra for Diablo IV has been quotcustomization firstquot and the Rogue takes this to a whole new level.. From the beginning, the Rogue has been an incredibly flexible class able to adapt to any situation.. Our goal is to let you create the kind of Rogue that you want to play., Whether it’s an unrivalled archer modelled after the original Sisterhood or a cloak and dagger Rogue from the darkest alleys of Caldeum in Diablo IV. You will have the freedom to create the Rogue that you imagine by customizing the looks the background and the playstyle of your character.. Please stick around for our segment later today, where I’ll be joined by other members of the Diablo IV team to share a closer look at the Rogue class, as well as some of the open world gameplay that we’re bringing to the game. Spoilers those severed ears are Not just for show. But Diablo IV is not the only Diablo game. We’Re talking about today.. If you’re looking for an authentic Diablo experience on mobile we’ve got you covered., Diablo Immortal. Has everything you’d expect from an AAA action, RPG from the visceral combat and epic loot to an all new story, bridging the gap between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III.
Later today, you can join the Immortal team where they’ll talk about some of the things They’Ve learned from their recent alpha test and what’s next for the game., But that’s still not all.. We have one last bit of very exciting Diablo news to cover.. When you hear us talk about the classes, the items or the stories of the early Diablo games, you may have picked up on the absolute reverent tone we reserve for that golden era of Diablo.. Maybe you share that love of the classics and just hearing us talk about them makes you want to take on Mephisto or Baal one more time, or maybe even for the first time.. After all, some of our favorite moments happened a long time ago and not just in Sanctuary years.. If so, we have a special surprise for you. Today. Let’s check it out. ETHEREAL, WHISPERING BAAL. How was it not your fault? Marius, The Wanderer …, THE WANDERER. Now you know what I seek: Marius. BAAL Enough MARIUS. Were these the demons from my dream? Tyrael Don’t. Do it BAAL? It seems your terms. … TYRAEL Fool, BAAL … are not acceptable. TAL RASHA. Look! What they’ve done to me. MEPHISTO Arise: Diablo Lord of Terror, SOMBER, MUSIC. Tyrael, Though this be our darkest hour …. It may yet be your greatest moment. BARBARIAN ROARS, GRUNTS OMINOUS ORCHESTRAL, MUSIC, WEREWOLF, SNARLS DIABLO. Not even death, can save you from me.. After more than 20 years, the Dark Wanderer has returned.
, And once again he travels east, always east.. Diablo II is a landmark game for Blizzard. Diablo II. Resurrected is a full HD remaster of both the original game and the expansion. Lord of Destruction.. It takes the 2D sprite based classic that we love and brings it into the present in 3D, utilizing up to date, graphical rendering and lighting technologies.. It also includes modernizing all 27 minutes of cinematics recreated shot for shot with the explicit intention of preserving both the look and the pacing of the original movies. Blizzard has a long history of games that we’re proud of and when we think about Diablo II. We think about it as a definitive pillar in our foundation., Now it’s funny to think that some of you weren’t even born when DII was released, which makes it all the more important that we deliver an authentic experience wherever you play.. We want everyone to relive their memories or experience the game for the very first time on their platform of choice. And so we’re excited to bring Diablo II Resurrected to PC and console along with cross progression.. And for those of you who are in love with the original, and you just wish, it worked more seamlessly on modern computers, you can bring back all of that nostalgia exactly as you remember, and enjoy the game in its original 2D form. Much like we did with StarCraft Remastered.. Obviously there is a lot to talk. About. Later today, Diablo speedrunner MrLlama will host a roundtable with members of the development team on the dedicated Diablo channel.