Diablo is one of the most popular and fastest-selling PC games and is already scheduled for a 4th part. But Blizzard North, the developers for this series had other plans in mind as it hasn’t forgotten about Diablo 3.
Diablo 3, just like its previous versions is a single/multiplayer action game developed by Blizzard North. This 3rd edition of the game was launched in 2012 for OS X and Microsoft Windows and was an instant success. With the popularity of the game combined with its demand on other platforms, the developers decided to release the game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, August 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2018.
The gameplay of Diablo 3:
The players can choose from a number of characters- Monk, Wizard, Witch Doctor, Necromancer, or Crusader and their aim is to defeat the Lord of Terror, Diablo. The 3rd edition of this series is based in the same settings as the previous games( Diablo 1 and Diablo 2) and it begins 20 years after the events of Diablo 2.
Deckard Cain is in Tristram, the cathedral that was the setting of Diablo, and still investigating ancient texts. After which we see a mysterious object striking the Cathedral that results in Deckard Cain’s disappearance. The attributes of equipment are randomized, much like in the first and second series. Now, higher-quality items not only have damage, attack speed, and other base stats but also additional properties (like extra damage, sockets, etc.) The random properties also depend on the type of items, the player has. Magic-quality have three, rare-quality six, and legendary eight.
There are also subtype legendary items known as Set items, that provide additional bonuses. Just like other multiplayer, High-level monsters in Diablo also drop higher-level items, but are difficult to kill as they have higher base stats. The developers have specially designed a custom 3D Game engine that can be utilized by both, the players and the enemies.
This is the first game in the Diablo series that requires an internet connection to play, even if you want to play a single-player game. A major addition to Diablo 3 is that this version supports Multiplayer and also a new feature that enhances skills called Skill Runes was added. To fulfill the demands of fans, Diablo III also added Player v Player (PvP) combat in 2013.
Hardcore mode in Diablo 3
Fans were delighted when it was announced that just like the previous version, Diablo 3 will feature Hardcore mode. To change from a regular character to a hardcore one, a player has to first level up that character to level 10. One thing to keep in mind is that these characters cannot be resurrected if they are killed and become permanently unplayable.
Diablo 3: Release Date for Season 24
The previous season, Season 23 will end Sunday, July 18, 2021, and a new season is in the making. Diablo 3 Season 24 has already been live since July 23rd, in many countries and is expected to be released in others soon.
One thing to keep in mind is that this role-playing slash ’em up game is for adults and not suitable for children.