Grab your sword and your iPad to battle the demonic forces of evil in Diablo Immortal. Blizzard Entertainment created the massively multiplayer online action role-playing game for iPhone, Android and Apple tablets.
It’s also out for PC, and players will be able enjoy the game across platforms.
Diablo Immortal is Blizzard’s first MMOARPG for mobile
“The demons of the Burning Hells are ready to be slain in the most expansive Diablo game that Blizzard has ever released,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “As Blizzard’s first game designed from the ground up for mobile, it was important to us to deliver an experience worthy of the franchise, so we did a lot of testing, incorporated a lot of feedback, and created a game that we’re very excited to share with players.”
Diablo Immortal is set between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III, and includes new and familiar characters, including the franchise’s patriarch Deckard Cain.
Players can choose between six classes – Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer or Wizard. And the game offers eight unique zones to travel through. The goal is to find the pieces of the corrupted Worldstone before the forces of the Burning Hells can gather them for their own sinister plans. And Blizzard is promising monthly free content updates.
Watch the Diablo Immortal trailer for a taste of the action:
Free but with plenty of in-app purchases
Early reviews say the game is well made and enjoyable. But they also complain of being bombarded with in-app purchases.
“The best thing about Diablo Immortal is that it’s a fun, professionally crafted action RPG befitting the Diablo name,” says the ArsTechnica review. “But the bean counters at Activision Blizzard aren’t willing to offer a one-time purchase in Diablo Immortal for fair, nag-free adventuring.”
The Verge review says essentially the same. “I found two things to be true. The first is that Blizzard has created a game that admirably captures the look and feel of a traditional Diablo game. The second is that Immortal is also a game designed to extract the most money out of its players.”
Play it now
Diablo Immortal is available now, pitting iPhone, iPad Android and PC players against the demonic forces of Skarn, Lord of Damnation.
Phone and tablet players can use the touchscreen or an external game controller. And PC gamers can play with a mouse/keyboard or a game controller.