Diablo 4 trailer reveals brand new Rogue class

Diablo 4 trailer

A new Diablo 4 trailer has debuted at BlizzConline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment’s fully online fan convention.

It’s been over a year since Blizzard first announced Diablo 4 to a hungry community. Following the game’s announcement, news became quite scarce. The team put its collective head down and went to work.

Anticipation for Diablo 4 is high. Its been years since the venerable RPG series has seen a new iteration of any sort. Its predecessor, Diablo 3, is considered one of Blizzard’s most visible bastard children. At the time of its release, Diablo 3 leaned into a design similar to the company’s then-dominant MMO World of Warcraft. That wasn’t what Diablo fans wanted. At all. And they were quite vocal about it, so much so that Blizzard later rebuilt the game, launching a 2.0 version that attempted to remedy fan complaints. For many, the damage was already done.

That’s where Diablo 4 comes in. Its primary, stated goal is to create a modern interpretation of the design and systems that made Diablo 2 so memorable. From the look of the trailers released today, Diablo 4 moves the needle back toward the crunch and stat management of D2.

The new Diablo 4 trailer announced a new class: the Rogue. THis is the first time the Diablo series has had a rogue character int he mix. She is high mobility, and deadly at close range and a t a distance. Arrows, knives and not getting hit are the order of the day.

Diablo 4 does not yet have a release date. It is coming Windows PC.

David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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