Blizzard Announces Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV

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At their annual Blizzcon event in beautiful Irvine, CA, Blizzard has announced two of their most anticipated titles in years. Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 are on their way.

Overwatch 2

The show is still running, so we’ll get more details. What we do know is that the game will feature the same core game-play. It’ll have new modes similar to the Holiday Events, story missions, and a new PvP mode called Push. The game is getting a new map, Toronto. It’ll be the first Canadian map featured in the game. To be clear, this won’t be an expansion for the original game, it will be a whole new game.

Overwatch is one of the most successful new gaming franchises in recent memory. The game took over the world of ESports almost instantaneously. For it to get a sequel this quickly from Blizzard is astounding.

Diablo IV

Diablo IV was the first game shown at the event. Following the disappointment for fans last year when it was widely expected, fans weren’t given any word on the game until now. So for Blizzard to start off the event with it is huge. According to series Director, Luis Barriga, ” (Diablo IV) is going back to the series’ darker roots, where every monster and character has a sense of place. It will be dark and Gothic, a bleak and shattered hellscape bereft of hope and beset by demons”.

For the first time in the series, the landmass that players are on, Sanctuary, will be one seamless land. The first classes to play will be: Barbarian, Sorceress, and Druid. Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC will be getting the game. We don’t have a release window as of this writing.

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All images and video are courtesy of Blizzard.

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