Blizzard Entertainment Announces Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
A new expansion...
Coming Soon reports that Blizzard Entertainment has announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, an expansion to the game, at Gamescom. Here is the synopsis…
The defeat of Diablo, Lord of Terror, should have given rise to an age of hope. Instead, it has drawn out a shadowy being of immense power, whose malevolent purpose is yet to be revealed. Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™, the upcoming expansion to Diablo III, opens a dark and terrifying new chapter in the ongoing conflict over the mortal realm of Sanctuary. Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, vanished after the events depicted at the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. In Reaper of Souls, he returns as the Angel of Death and seizes the Black Soulstone, which contains the essence of the Prime Evil. It now falls to the players to track down Malthael and stop him before he unleashes irreversible havoc on the world. Fortunately, a new hero is ready to join the cause and bring Malthael to justice—the Crusader. Driven by a centuries-long quest to cleanse the corruption blighting their beloved Zakarum faith, Crusaders are warriors of righteousness who have been hardened through relentless, brutal combat with the foul evils plaguing eastern Sanctuary.
The new Crusader class wears heavy armor and has a wide range of weapons, using magic to strengthen allies and weaken enemies. The Crusader adds power and versatility to a party.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard, said: "From the beginning, Diablo has always been about the struggle between good and evil, and Reaper of Souls explores the darker notes of that conflict. This expansion also represents a big milestone in the ongoing evolution of Diablo III, with key enhancements to the core gameplay, along with a new act to experience, a powerful new character class, tons of new loot, and even more end-game options. We think players will love playing Reaper of Souls, and we can't wait to get it into their hands."
The game will take place in the city of Westmarch and the Pandemonium Fortress in Act V. It also increases the level cap to 70. Players using their existing Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Monk characters will get new spells and abilities as they advance. There will be a greater emphasis on randomized environments, new quests, new monsters and updates to the loot experience. This will let players customize their characters with "new and improved multilevel Legendary items, new Blacksmith and Jeweler item-crafting options, and more."
The Paragon progression system has also been upgraded. There is now more end-game character advancement and replayability. There are two new game modes include Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials.
More details on the game will be released at BlizzCon. You can get all news about Diablo III at the official website.