Gamescom 2015: Heroes of the Storm gets new Diablo heroes, battleground

Blizzard have revealed the next three heroes to join their popular MOBA Heroes of the Storm, one from each of their big franchises, and unveiled a brand new battleground.

First up is Kharazim, better known as the monk character from Diablo III. Blizzard say he’s to be considered a support class and that his play still sets him apart from other similar heroes. Players can pick from one of three traits – Transcendence, Iron Fists or Insight – which allows the character to drill down on health or mana regen, or DPS. He can dash to quickly heal squaddies and comes with a number of familiar moves like Divine Palm. Kharazim appears in connection with the ongoing Eternal Conflict campaign which is built around Diablo-themed content.

Blizz are also adding a new battleground from Diablo III called Infernal Shrines. The map is built around, surprise surprise, a whole bunch of shrines that will spawn a big bad called Punisher when defeated.

Next up, we have Rexxar who will be no stranger to Warcraft fans. He’s a ranged warrior with a bear familiar that can attack enemies while he hangs back, making him perfect for harassment tactics.

StarCraft is also getting a look-in with Protoss leader Artanis but no date on him has been announced as yet.

Check out Kharazim kicking arse and taking names in the trailer above. For more on Heroes of the Storm, check out our full review.



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David Smith

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