Diablo is the world’s premier action role-playing game (RPG) series. Interestingly, it's a game that's effectively spawned many an imitator. However, very few other games have managed to come close to the original's addictive, gear-gathering, dungeon-crawling grind.
Now Blizzard is making a big move that's a bit unexpected. It's setting its sights on smartphones with Diablo Immortal, a mobile version of the demon-slaying franchise.
But there's a problem. The move from PC to console to smartphone has been a rather controversial one. And because of this, the game already seems to be dividing the series' hardcore fanbase. We're not sure where we stand yet. But we do think that Diablo Immortal could be a genuine antidote to a lot of the horrible Diablo clones that plague mobile game stores.
Surprisingly, Blizzard has remained largely quiet about Diablo Immortal since its controversial reveal. Updates have been thin on the ground so far and the game seems to be sitting in the shadow of the upcoming Diablo 4. But we're still excited to see Diablo hit mobile devices, so here's everything you need to know about Diablo Immortal.
Diablo Immortal doesn’t have an official release date yet beyond a “coming soon” placeholder.
It's not impossible that we could see Diablo Immortal release this year, as the game seems to be fairly far along in development, but the fact that the game is just about to hit its internal testing milestone does suggest that we may have a little longer to wait. We'll have to wait for news from Blizzard on an official release date.
One interesting rumor that may shift the date potentially is the suggestion that a Diablo 2 remake is in the works. The so-called Diablo 2: Resurrected is apparently in development at Vicarious Visions to mark the 20th anniversary of the game, and could be used as stop gap to tide fans over waiting for the releases of Diablo Immortal and Diablo 4.