Hell on the Horizon: Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo IV Coming in 2023

During the 2022 Xbox Games Showcase Event Blizzard told the story of an unremitting conflict between the Burning Hells and High Heavens, foretold the return of Lilith, Sanctuary’s demonic creator, and shared scorching-hot details around the next installment in the Diablo saga—Diablo IV.

 

 

Before you read further, Blizzard is excited to announce that Diablo IV will launch in 2023 on Windows PC, Xbox One X|S, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4/5 and will host cross-play and cross-progression for all platforms. On console, players may also slay demons side-by-side with a friend through couch-co-op. They have another bone-chilling announcement: in addition to the Barbarian, Druid, Rogue, and Sorceress, the fifth and final class available at launch is the scythe-wielding purveyor of death, the Necromancer!

If the flames of their hellish segment of the showcase died down before you could gaze upon them, do not fret, they have provided all the invitingly dark details below. Grab a spot around the campfire as we shed some light on Diablo IV!

Introducing: The Necromancer

As a Priest of Rathma, known by outsiders as a Necromancer—the word death evokes a sensation of power, potentially even excitement when it graces their ear. These legendary summoners bend blood, bone, and darkness to their will, and subjugate the ranks of the undead to carry out their bidding. Unknowing adversaries who pick a fight with this death-defying class will quickly learn they’ve made a grave mistake, for they are darkness in its wake.

They have a casket-full of news to share with you around how the Necromancer class will decimate and reanimate demons in Diablo IV. Take a gander at their June 2022 Diablo IV Quarterly Update blog that is live now to learn more about the class’s new mechanics, such as the Book of the Dead, with Lead Class Designer, Adam Jackson.