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Feast your eyes on 19 new horror-infused screenshots of Diablo 4

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The cat is out of the bag, only the feline happens to be a Satanic envoy from the deepest circles of hell that wants to drag your soul back down to realm of damnation with it. After months of teases, secrets being locked away in the leakiest of boxes and a proper reveal over the weekend, Diablo 4 is finally official.

BlizzCon 2019 kicked off the reveal with not one but two fancy trailers: A showcase of their sublime CGI skill that made you feel like a giddy high schooler watching Diablo 2’s infamous opening scene for the first time in 2000, and a brief teaser of the chunky combat. In case you missed out on the proper gameplay trailer, here’s a fresh embed for you!

Beyond that, press assets also went live on the weekend and a bunch of new screenshots were released. An entire 19 of them to be exact, so sit down and get ready to scroll through a gallery of devilish still images that are already making me want to upgrade to a proper PC so that I can jam this sequel:

If you’re happy that Diablo 4 is returning to its grimmer and macabre roots, then Blizzard’s happy. Speaking to VG247, lead artist Matt McDaid revealed how the darker tone was a return to the more brutal aesthetics of Diablo 2:

The developers on the team enjoy Diablo 2 the most and what really resonates with us is that dark element, the dark factor. “We consider it the true Diablo, and we want to hit those tones again.

Beyond that classic design, manga horror maestro Junji Ito’s particular style for the disturbing was also a major factor on Diablo 4’s art design. Which is good news for anyone who thinks that Diablo 3 didn’t have enough of twisted element coursing through its veins. “Junji Ito and some of the elements he brings in, kind of taking mundane things and twisting them, creating horror elements within that – then there’s the Cthulhu mythos and some of the horror elements there, especially the fear of the unknown,” lead quest designer Jason Roberts added.

There’s no release date for Diablo 4 just yet, but judging by how nicely the game is currently shaping up it should be well worth the wait.

Last Updated: November 4, 2019

31 Comments

  1. Son of Banana Jim

    November 4, 2019 at 08:37

    And apparently it’s going to be always online, and not just for PC, consoles too. I guess that makes it easier for when Winnie the Xi demands that you be punished for “wrongthink”?

    They can just take everything from you…

    Reply

  2. Original Heretic

    November 4, 2019 at 08:37

    If only they gave attention to their PR as much as their FMV…

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    November 4, 2019 at 08:29

    Will buy this when they mod Winnie the Pooh into the game.

    Reply

  4. Original Heretic

    November 4, 2019 at 08:37

    If only they gave attention to their PR as much as their FMV…

    Reply

    • Son of Banana Jim

      November 4, 2019 at 10:56

      That apology was the most redundant non-apology PR fluff ever uttered by a party member.

      Reply

      • HairyEwok

        November 4, 2019 at 11:16

        Im sorry…
        For what?
        Sorry for being sorry?

        Reply

        • Son of Banana Jim

          November 4, 2019 at 14:32

          It was pretty obvious, “we’re sorry you’re all sorry… but… JAZZ HANDS! Look at all these pretty games. We know you retards will buy all of it, now suck on our teats”

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 4, 2019 at 14:12

        That was an apology? I don’t think so.

        Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      November 4, 2019 at 10:56

      If ‘onky’ you spelled right…

      But yes, the FMV sequences are amazeballs

      Reply

  5. Son of Banana Jim

    November 4, 2019 at 08:37

    And apparently it’s going to be always online, and not just for PC, consoles too. I guess that makes it easier for when Winnie the Xi demands that you be punished for “wrongthink”?

    They can just take everything from you…

    Reply

  6. Llama In The Rift

    November 4, 2019 at 09:04

    Look, another Online MMO yippee…Remember Tencent want all ya’ll money and info for the Pooh.

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      November 4, 2019 at 11:16

      Nowhere did they mention it being an MMO. The game is always online as previous Diablo game but you can play in single or with a max party of 4 co-op. The only place you will meet rando’s is in the open world and that will be limited to how many people you will see.

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      November 4, 2019 at 11:16

      Nowhere did they mention it being an MMO. The game is always online as previous Diablo game but you can play in single or with a max party of 4 co-op. The only place you will meet rando’s is in the open world and that will be limited to how many people you will see.

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      • Llama In The Rift

        November 4, 2019 at 14:32

        • Llama In The Rift

          November 4, 2019 at 14:41

          Might not be the same but is close enough for a gamer like me who don’t do online gaming.

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          • HairyEwok

            November 4, 2019 at 15:02

            The always online is really shit, Diablo 3 has it, and it sucks because the quality of your game is also linked to the ping you get to their servers…. and having to fight hoards of demon toons at 350 ms ping is not fun at all.

          • Llama In The Rift

            November 4, 2019 at 15:24

            I know the feeling….left watching your character lag and input latency to the max…Got so frustrated waiting for the network and game to catch up by the time it does i’m already dead….don’t feel like dealing with that inconvenience again.

          • Admiral Chief

            November 4, 2019 at 16:23

            ^^^^^
            All this
            I really dig the game, but it becomes unplayable at 300ms

  7. HairyEwok

    November 4, 2019 at 09:04

    Me going through the photos….. Diablo 4-18… Diablo 4-19… Diablo 4 1-1.. what the hell!

    Reply

  8. Gustav Willem Diedericks

    November 4, 2019 at 16:37

    DURIEL!!!!

    Reply

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