According to Activision Blizzard’s recent earnings call, Diablo Immortal will release in 2021.
After the big failure in 2018 with the announcement of Diablo’s mobile spinoff, Blizzard has stayed quiet about the title. The only information we had was an Alpha version back in December 2020 and a confirmation from the company that they plan to work on mobile projects. However, Diablo Immortal is now “on track for global release later this year.”, probably alongside Diablo 2: Resurrected. Unfortunately, we don’t have any updates about Diablo 4’s release date.
Diablo Immortal Lore
It is officially confirmed that its story is based on events that take place between Diablo 2 and 3. During the end of Diablo 2, Baal tried to corrupt the Worldstone in Mount Arreat. Fortunately, the adventurers of the Sanctuary, with the help of the archangel Tyrael, defeated the Lord of Destruction and finally shattered the Worldstone. Years later, when the Diablo Immortal storyline begins, demons are attempting to conquer Sanctuary once again with the Worldstone shattered and fragments polluting the earth.
It is unclear how Baal was resurrected after the Diablo 2 events, but demons coming back to life is something we are familiar in the Diablo franchise. In Diablo 3 there are no problems or corruption from the Worldstone indicating that hunting the corrupted shards of the Worldstone will be the basis of the story in Diablo Immortal. During BlizzCon 2018, the developers have hinted that in the mobile adaptation of Diablo, we will delve deeper into the plans of the Lords of Hell. Skarn, one of Diablo’s minions, will also make his appearance, in order to speed up the process of his lord’s return through the shards of the Worldstone.
Diablo Immortal Classes
In August 2020, Blizzard confirmed 6 classes via a trailer. In the video you can take a peek at the Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Wizard and Necromancer. There are no hints about Druid but we really hope that he will return to this game as a playable class. The footage was uploaded to the Chinese Diablo Immortal website during the Chinese gaming convention ChinaJoy. In the video you can also see some of the combat base mechanics and elements that look similar to Diablo 3.
If you are interested about Diablo’s story in general, be sure to check our Diablo lore articles. Thanks for reading!