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Diablo Immortal Announced for Mobile Platforms

The Diablo series spent most of its life tied down to the PC, but recently Blizzard introduced the series to consoles with Diablo III. Now, they're transitioning the game over to mobile platforms with a new title named, Diablo Immortal.

Diablo Immortal Mobile Game

Blizzard made this surprising announcement during the Blizzcon 2018 opening ceremony, revealing the brand new mobile Diablo game. The company claims that they are going to uphold their value of gameplay first and ensure that it feels like the Diablo fans all know and love. Diablo Immortal is described as full-fledged action RPG that users can play anytime, anywhere, and with anyone. The title is being developed in collaboration with NetEase, a Chinese company that has helped Blizzard port their games over to the country.

Diablo Immortal plans to fill in the story between Diablo II and Diablo III. It will follow characters that fans will recognize like Tyrael, Malthael, and other returning favorites. Blizzard also played a cinematic trailer that focused on the story after the destruction of the Worldstone, eventually leading to an entertaining action sequence that revealed the classes included in the game.

Blizzard offered a look at how the game will perform on mobile devices with a short gameplay trailer. The gameplay is easily recognizable and even features all the classes from Diablo III. New abilities for each class will be available along with an expansive new world to explore. Online multiplayer is a core function of the game with the trailer showing upwards of 6 characters on the screen at once.

While this certainly wasn't the news fans expected, it will be interesting to see what Blizzard has planned for this controversial game. We'll be sure to keep a close eye on Diablo Immortal so check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer Q&A Recap – GIGAMAX

Necromancer, Back From The Dead

Blizzard kept the hype train for their upcoming Necromancer DLC rolling last night. In a Facebook live event they released a ton of details on how the new class will behave. Unfortunately no release date was announced, but the term “near future” was thrown around quite a bit. Another downside to the event was the lack of gameplay or screenshots, although the developers said that was  something players could expect to see soon.

Source: http://blizz.ly/2fKMNMS

Right off the bat it was asked how close the Diablo 3 Necromancer will feel to the one from Diablo 2. Lead FX artist, Julian Love and Sr. Game Designer, Travis Day were speaking on behalf of the team. They ensured it would keep the true spirit of the class which was exciting. When asked how they would operate with the lack of corpses in Diablo 3, the devs clarified that they added enemy corpses when a necromancer is on the map. They also mentioned that the poison aspect of the class will be removed but the Necromancer will still have the bone skill tree.



Next up was whether or not a melee focused Necromancer would be possible. Thankfully it is still a viable option. There will be plenty of gear added for a melee build . The class is also keeping its popular revive and corpse explosion abilities. Necromancers are able to hold any weapon that’s not class specific as well as their own unique weapon, the two handed scythe.

Source: http://blizz.ly/2fKMNMS

Golems Are Back!

The popular summon, Golems, will also make a return. As of now, they have 3 Golems designed and they’re adding new ones themed toward Diablo 3. Blizzard also assured that they are adding multiple different types of play styles for the class. Mostly centered around pets, auras and melee abilities, the class seems as though it will have a familiar feel from those in Diablo 2.  They also addressed the similarities between the Witch Doctor and Necromancer saying that the classes are very different and that fans shouldn’t worry. Two of the biggest differences are Necromancers  will have skills revolving around self damage and have a lack of damage over time abilities.

Seasons Coming To Consoles

One more piece of exciting information that did not pertain to the Necromancer, was that seasons are coming to consoles. The popular “ladder” like event that gets new challenges every couple of months has long been absent from console versions of the game. In the comments section of the stream, the official Diablo account said that players can expect more information on the console season themed patch soon.

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This was not all the information shared, if you’d like to hear all the info check out the video of the live Q&A embedded below! Since there is no gameplay or screenshots, it can be turned on and listened to like a podcast in the background. We are pumped to finally have more information on this famous class and can’t wait to get our hands on it. Make sure to check back with Gigamax Games when the class is officially released for videos, articles, and streams pertaining to the Necromancer.

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Diablo 3: The Darkening of Tristram | Gigamax Inside Look

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Diablo 3: The Darkening of Tristram

The Darkening of Tristram is a return to Diablo's roots and a  nostalgic look back for many of the series long time players. This update adds a 16 level dungeon that contains every unique monster from the original Diablo. Unfortunately this new area will only be accessible in January and 2017 is the first year it will be running. Along with the monsters ,The Darkening of Tristram adds much more from the first game as well.

Included are most of the events and bosses. These boss characters include The Butcher, Skeleton King, and Diablo himself. Unique bosses and monsters will always drop top tier magic items from the first game such as King's Sword of Haste or Archangel's Staff. The only downside to these items is that at maximum level, they aren't very useful for long time heroes. Monsters have the same name they did in Diablo I but use graphical assets from Diablo III with slight recolors. Some enemies have their original abilities, but if their was no Diablo III equivalent the developers used the closest thing to match.

Diablo Nostalgia Trip

The original quests from the first Diablo appear as well, although most of these quests are shadows of their former selves. For example, the quest "Poisoned Water" was a long journey to clean the water supply of Tristram and now it only involves finding a Resplendent Chest. Players are given access to all the quests in the beginning and rewards are dropped in the form of magic items with unique graphics and text but there's no gameplay value to these items. NPC's from the original game also make an appearance. Fan favorites like Pepin, Griswold, Farnham, and Ogden show up in their respective "corpse" forms. These characters don't do much but are all involved in a secret quest which replaces the old "Black Mushroom" quest.

There are many rewards for completing the dungeon. To start, there are banner elements for each boss. Players are also able to obtain two unique pets and two Transmogrification weapons. Portraits can be acquired by killing all the unique enemies and finding all 7 pages scattered around the dungeon.

To get into this new area players must travel to The Old Ruins of Tristram and enter a portal next to the fountain. The new zone is called Tristram and every one of the levels is called "Labyrinth".

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This update is an awesome addition but we only wish it was around for longer than just a month. All of that aside it's obvious Blizzard knows how to celebrate a 20th anniversary. Hopefully this update will lead into their Rise of the Necromancer DLC, which adds a new Necromancer class from Diablo II. Make sure to keep checking back with Gigamax games for all the most recent Diablo updates.

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