Blizzard has announced Diablo 4 during this year’s BlizzCon Opening Ceremony with a lengthy cinematic.
The gritty trailer showed four warriors attempting to break into a Mordor-like location as orcs bear down. The four pay a blood tribute and a door opens – though only three make it through. Fewer to split the treasure between, one of them remarks. Except the guy left behind turns out to be behind all of this – and those three left are tributes to the fleshy return of Lilith.
“The first thing you will notice about Diablo 4 is we are going back to the franchise’s darker roots,” game director Luis Barriga said, in a speech where the word dark was used a lot.