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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

BlizzCon 2018: Rhykker interviews Allen Adham – PC and Console Games in Development

Rhykker scored an interview with Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham. Originally, Rhykker thought he was interviewing Wyatt Cheng, and he had to scrap most of his pre-written questions to accommodate someone with the caliber in top-tier direction at Blizzard.

Allen Adham has spent the past two years working on the Incubation department working on multiple mobile video games in addition to Diablo Immortal.

One particular moment in the interview reveals that Blizzard has never had a unannounced games line-up portfolio as large as what they have now in development. Even more striking that most of those unannounced games are coming to PC and Consoles.

BlizzCon 2018 Diablo Immortal World and Q&A Panel Transcript

The BlizzCon 2018 Diablo Immortal Q&A panel was actually sort of a Deep Dive that revealed details about the six classes, and some of the game story set 5 years after the Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Afterwards, the developers opened the mic to welcome questions from the fans.

Among the panelists were:

  • Wyatt Cheng (lead designer)
  • Matthew Berger (senior designer)

BlizzCon 2018 Diablo Immortal Q&A Panel Transcript

 

Post-BlizzCon 2018: Diablo III Announcements Coming Soon

Rhykker recently posted his thoughts on what happened during the Diablo Immortal announcement. It’s heartbreaking to listen to his experience. However, he shared a clip from his BlizzCon livestream where Nevalistis said the following: “I gotta say, we have some stuff coming for Diablo III. For next Season. We will have more to talk about later. Honestly, it came down to… I am in the process of working on some blogs and things like that; and I just couldn’t get them done before BlizzCon. So it had to wait until after BlizzCon. But we are not done with Diablo III. We are not done with Diablo III.”

Click the video to jump to that portion:

Diablo IV was teased at BlizzCon 2018 Press Conference

For the naysayers, co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment Allen Adham did tease Diablo IV during the BlizzCon Press Conference. He didn’t say the words, but if an image is worth a thousand words, this smirky smile of joy painted across Allen and Wyatt’s faces confirms it.

That smile came about at the exact moment Allen said the underlined text within this sentence: “For die-hard PC fans, we will say though, we still have multiple Diablo teams working on Multiple unannounced Diablo projects. So we haven’t forgotten about them. The future is bright. Stay tuned.

 

In addition, Allen Adham basically revealed there is at least a Warcraft mobile game in development. At most, a Warcraft mobile game and a StarCraft or Overwatch mobile game — when he said:

“we have many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles across all of our IPs.”

Pitfalls of the Diablo Immortal Announcement

The Diablo Immortal announcement received an extremely cold reception at BlizzCon and abroad. During the Q&A, a fan asked: “I just was wondering, is this an out of season April Fool’s joke?

Some people are comparing that guy with The Red Shirt Guy, and even tag him as a hero. Let me tell you. That guy can never be compared with The Red Shirt Guy. Ian is respectful when he differs from the developers’ opinions or in-game stories, and points out constructively his point of view. Asking on live broadcast during a Q&A if this is an out of season April Fool’s joke is blatantly disrespectful. It is not a Q&A question. It was meant as an insult toward the company as a whole.

BlizzCon 2018 Diablo Immortal Panel Transcript

During BlizzCon 2018, the Diablo developers announced a new MMO-Action RPG game for mobile devices. Diablo Immortal is set 5 years after the destruction of the Worldstone, filling the gap storywise for what happened between Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and Diablo III.

Among the panelists were:

  • Wyatt Cheng (principal lead designer)
  • Kris Zierhut (technical game designer)
  • Matthew Berger (senior designer)

BlizzCon 2018 Diablo Immortal Panel Transcript

 

Diablo III: Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch Shipping Now

Blizzard Entertainment deployed a press release to announce that the Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch) is now on sale and shipping.

Don’t have a Nintendo Switch? You can order one here.

DIABLO® III ETERNAL COLLECTION™ AVAILABLE NOW FOR NINTENDO SWITCH™

​​​​​​​The definitive edition of Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed action RPG includes all the features and content from every expansion and update
Sanctuary’s newest heroes can join the fight in style with the Nintendo Switch Diablo III Eternal Collection Bundle, and amass vast riches with the help of the Treasure Goblin amiibo

IRVINE, Calif.—November 2, 2018—The minions of Hell have never been stronger, but reinforcements have arrived! Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Diablo III® Eternal Collection™ is available now for Nintendo Switch, enlisting a new legion of heroes into the eternal struggle against the Burning Hells.

The Eternal Collection includes every feature, refinement, and upgrade added to Diablo III to date, including the critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls® expansion, and last year’s Rise of the Necromancer™ pack, as well as platform-exclusive bonus items such as a cosmetic armor set inspired by Ganondorf, the iconic villain from The Legend of Zelda series. With a five-act story campaign that spans the deadly world of Sanctuary, an endlessly playable Adventure Mode, and seven powerful classes to master, Diablo III Eternal Collection is the perfect all-in-one package for novice demon-slayers, and veterans eager to cleanse Sanctuary on the go.

“The Eternal Collection delivers everything Diablo III has to offer to Nintendo Switch players, and the great conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells is now in their hands,” said J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to sharing all of the challenges, adventures, and sweet, sweet loot with our newest allies in Sanctuary.”

Players looking to commemorate the arrival of the Lord of Terror to Nintendo’s newest system also have the option of purchasing the Nintendo Switch Diablo III Eternal Collection Bundle—forged specifically for Sanctuary’s newest heroes and styled to evoke the dark visage of the Lord of Terror. Available starting today, the bundle includes a Diablo III-themed Nintendo Switch system and dock, a Diablo III-edition carrying case, and a download code for Diablo III Eternal Collection.

Heroes hoping for an edge in their crusades will want to take advantage of Diablo III Eternal Collection’s amiibo™ support—and seize a Treasure Goblin amiibo, available in December. Scanning the Treasure Goblin amiibo opens a portal to Greed’s Domain, the mythical Treasure Realm replete with riches and guarded by the Baroness herself. In addition, players can scan any available amiibo figure once per day to spawn packs of powerful Champion monsters to battle for experience and loot.

Diablo III Eternal Collection has been honed for the Nintendo Switch system, affording players full access to its deep, rewarding gameplay whether they use a Joy-Con or a Pro Controller. The full suite of multiplayer options guarantees that friends can always play together anytime and anywhere. Up to four players can link their consoles wirelessly, connect through the Nintendo Switch Online service, or share a screen on a single Nintendo Switch system.

Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch is available at retail stores everywhere and digitally through the Nintendo eShop at a suggested price of $59.99. For more information, visit Nintendo.

 

Diablo III: Eternal Collection on Nintendo Switch – Live Action Trailer

Blizzard Entertainment launched a new Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch) live action trailer just 3 days before BlizzCon’s Opening Ceremony. The Diablo III: Eternal Collection is shipping on November 2 for the Nintendo Switch.

The trailer starts at a building apartment. The walls become tainted with bloody creep crawling up the wall and the ceiling; and the wall paint bubbles up as the temperature rises. The taint originates from the armor remains of an angel that has been killed by Diablo.

 

From the point of view of a female player, you walk downstairs. All the way out of the building, the walls have a claw-shaped scratch. Diablo’s roar can be heard in the distance.

 

I want you to watch the trailer 0:11 until 0:20. The camera moves in a 360 degree as it swivels downward on the Z-axis of the stairs. If you reversed the sequence from 0:20 to 0:11, starting on the ground level of the building, you would notice there are 4 floors — with ground level being Floor 1. Probably looking too deep into it… but I bet some people might get hyped with Diablo IV.

The female player walks through the streets. Cars are clawed on the side. The streets are desolated. Fiery ash floats in the air.

A car is impacted by an Angel weapon causing the car to rotate 45 degrees. You probably missed it, but if you pause the video, a nearby van has rune symbols. Some are recognizable from Talent Runes in Diablo III, but others have no resemblance. Makes me wonder if there is a significance hidden there.

 

Speculation: Diablo II: Remastered at BlizzCon 2018

Blizzard has teased a couple of times so far that they have teams working on multiple Diablo projects. The first time was in The Future of Diablo and the latest was posted on Oct 17 titled: Diablo at BlizzCon 2018.

I can’t say with certainty that the Diablo II: Remastered will be announced at BlizzCon, but sometimes you can determine when something is in the works, by looking at some detective-minded clues.

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