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Fresh off an appearance at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase event, Blizzard has revealed even more information about upcoming dungeon-crawler Diablo 4. The awesome looking action game was given a 2023 release date on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC. While an exact date wasn’t confirmed, all games shown during the event are said to be coming in the next 12 months. This means a June launch at the latest.
This includes a preview of the open-world, which contains more than 140 dungeons, as well as a host of random in-game events and boss encounters. Judging by the gameplay (above), players can explore the world on horseback.
“Character customisation in the game is richer and more extensive than ever, and players will be able to let their curiosity (and perhaps foolishness) guide them through over 140 dungeons and dozens of side quests in their pursuit of victory over Lilith’s forces . . . and ever-more-powerful gear.
“Mighty world bosses pose added challenge throughout Sanctuary, encouraging players to team up with others they encounter on their journeys to defeat them and reap their treasures.
Blizzard also unveiled the final playable character class, the Necromancer. The new and improved Necromancer can use its Book of the Dead ability to summon undead warriors.
“Players will be able to utilise the Necromancer’s Book of the Dead, an all-new ability for the class, allowing them to dominate the battlefield with deeper customisation of their undead army than ever before.
“Unleash a litany of spells with Skeleton Mages, imbuing them with shadow, cold, and sacrificial magics. Deploy tanking Bone Golems, health-stealing Blood Golems, and charging Iron Golems. Or sacrifice them all to absorb their power.”