Diablo 4 Announced With a Cinematic Featuring a Doomed Treasure Hunt

Diablo 4 Announced With a Cinematic Featuring a Doomed Treasure Hunt

"All the gold we want is right there."

Blizzard has kicked off BlizzCon 2019 with an official announcement for Diablo 4.

The cinematic reveal trailer follows a group of harried, hapless treasure hunters who find themselves lost in the halls of some ancient ruins. "All the gold we want is right there," says one of the nameless fellows who clearly doesn't know what he's in for.

Things start off looking bad for the four explorers and only go downhill from there. There's no gold in sight. The trailer closes with a haunting, bloody summoning ritual for the succubus Queen Lilith.

On stage at BlizzCon, game director Luis Barriga promised a return to the series' dark roots. "Diablo 4 is dark. You saw the cinematic so you know exactly what I'm talking about," says Barriga. "It'll mean blood and gore, it'll mean occult symbols and rituals. More importantly, it'll mean victories are never clean or guaranteed." Barriga confirmed that Diablo 4 will feature PVP zones.

This guy knows what Barriga's talking about. | Blizzard
Barriga described Diablo 4 as an isometric action RPG and confirmed that it will come to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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