It looks like we’ll be finally getting Diablo 4, though the ones to first tell us that aren’t exactly Blizzard Entertainment themselves.
The bearer of this news comes from an advert that appeared in the most recent issue of German magazine GameStar for the upcoming art book, The Art of Diablo.
For benefit of non-subscribers to the magazine (as the ad can only be viewed if you are), here’s the translated version of the ad (via VGC):
Featuring over 500 artworks from Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III and Diablo IV, this book features many noteworthy artworks created for Blizzard Entertainment’s iconic action role-playing game that has given generations of fans everlasting nightmares.
The art book, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon, is penned by Jake Gerli, as well as contributions by Robert Brooks, a senior writer at Blizzard.
So when might Diablo 4 be officially announced? All signs point to the upcoming BlizzCon 2019, which, incidentally, will take place just next week at the Anaheim Convention Centre, from November 1 – 2.
There, it is most likely that Blizzard will announce the potential fourth major instalment of the popular action-RPG franchise, whose reputation was marred by a disastrous showing at BlizzCon 2018, with the announcement of the ill-received mobile game, Diablo: Immortal.
It is said that Blizzard cancelled an upcoming StarCraft first-person shooter in favour of working on Diablo 4, previously dubbed Project “Fenris”, as well as Overwatch 2, which may also get a nod in the upcoming BlizzCon 2019.
Speaking of reputation, there are concerns regarding another Blizzard blunder, following the drama centering around Hearthstone pro player, Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung. Regardless, Blizzard plans to announce their new entries at BlizzCon 2019.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.