Diablo Immortal Technical Alpha started on December 17, 2020. On day one, Blizzard Entertainment published several complementary blogs to understand everything to know about Diablo Immortal.
Diablo Immortal director Wyatt Cheng discusses on video details of the technical alpha. Diablo Immortal is a free-to-play mobile game with optional monetized Battle Passes and Crests. Read the full transcript below. Thanks, Marc.
Several gaming sites were invited to play Diablo Immortal Alpha and posted their hands-on gameplay impressions on Thursday, December 17 at 6pm EST.
The Google Play Diablo Immortal app has not been updated to a new build today, but the game description was updated, and now says ©2020 instead of ©2018.
A GROUNDBREAKING DIABLO EXPERIENCE
Diablo Immortal™ is a brand-new game in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing game series set between the events of Diablo® II: Lord of Destruction® and Diablo III®. Explore the nightmarish realm of Sanctuary like never before, now a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where angels and demons wage an endless war over dominion of the mortal realm. Join forces with countless other players on an epic quest to collect the shattered fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and prevent the Lord of Terror’s return. Fans of Diablo and new players alike will embark on an adventure across a vast open world where they will clash with armies of demons, collect epic loot, and gain unimaginable power.
SLAY YOUR WAY
Choose from four highly iconic and customizable classes—Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, and Wizard. Gain new abilities with each successful encounter and clash to become the most powerful player in the arena of war. Gear up with all-new set items and legendary weapons, and even level up your favorite weapons so they can grow in power alongside you. With so many ways to customize your character and gear, Diablo Immortal gives you unprecedented flexibility to be who you want to be in the vast MMORPG world of Sanctuary.
VISCERAL, FAST-PACED COMBAT
Diablo Immortal provides a peerless MMORPG gaming experience which translates the best PC mechanics into snappy, intuitive controls on your mobile device. Whether you’re on a raid or fighting hordes of demons solo you will always feel at command. Directional controls make it easy to move heroes around the world, and activating a skill is as easy as holding a thumb down on a skill to aim, then releasing it to unleash hell on your foes.
EXPLORE A VAST WORLD
From the war-torn surroundings of Wortham to the grand city of Westmarch and the shadows of the Bilefen Jungle – Players have a vast world in front of them to explore. Your journey will take you through changing landscapes and ever evolving challenges. Experience a rich Diablo story packed with quests, bosses, and challenges the Diablo series has never seen, including raids in huge ever-changing dungeons. Diablo Immortal has something for everyone whether you enjoy fighting through endless dungeons or spending your time uncovering every corner of the world.
A MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE
Players will have countless opportunities to meet and socialize with their fellow adventurers in the world of Sanctuary. Whether it’s jumping into the arena of battle, embarking on a raid through the shadows of a dungeon, or upgrading gear – Diablo Immortal is here to support a rich MMORPG experience.
©2020 BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. © 2020 NETEASE, INC.
Diablo Immortal, Diablo and Blizzard Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc
Diablo IV Lead Game Designer Joe Shely posted a new quarterly blog update to highlight a few changes done to itemization — based on player feedback.
This new iteration of the game shows us that Diablo IV is heavily inspired in the roots of Diablo II, while borrowing modern quality of life features seen Diablo III that you should expect in a 2020s video game.
It is now official. Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo Immortal Alpha is open in Australia to a select group of players who meet the minimum mobile requirements (not everyone). Several selected USA content creators are livestreaming gameplay as I speak.
Several gaming sites started sharing their hands-on gameplay impressions as well.
RedOctober shared with other /r/DiabloImmortal Discord members an image. It shows that Nextgen tweeted Diablo Immortal previews are coming this week.
A couple months ago, Blizzard Entertainment filed to trademark Diablo Immortal in USA, EU, UK, Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand.
So far none of these countries have officially approved the trademark. This is a process that historically takes some time. In extreme cases, like China, over a year.
Blizzard Entertainment updated the Google Play Diablo Immortal app today, December 3, 2020 in the afternoon.
Someone with username Azimuthus posted in Reddit an image of what he claims is spotting the Diablo 4 downloader in the Blizzard Launcher. The download isn’t possible with a decryption key — which means this build is only accessible by Blizzard employees — most likely only the Diablo 4 team.
If this truly happened, it was very likely a mistake by someone at Blizzard who flagged it for public view, accidentally.