Following the addition of Overwatch characters Genji and D.Va, Heroes of the Storm is highlighting a future character from an older Blizzard property. The newest hero is Malthael, the eponymous Reaper of Souls from the Diablo 3 expansion of the same name.
"Once the Aspect of Wisdom, Malthael abandoned heaven after the Worldstone's destruction. In secret, he had resolved to end the Eternal Conflict by becoming a Reaper of Souls and eliminating everything affected by demonic corruption, including humanity," says the hero's official synopsis.
Malthael will be an Assassin-class hero. With his Reaper's Mark ability, he can mark a target for 4 seconds causing them to take a percentage of their health as damage. Reaper's Mark also sets up Malthael's other abilities, like Soul Rip, which damages a marked enemy and heals Malthael; or Wraith Strike, which teleports Malthael to his marked target.
The video showing off Malthael also highlights new beach-themed skins for Tychus, Tracer, and Stitches, new surfboard and Whimsyshire Cloud mounts, summer-themed sprays, and a host of other skins and sprays.