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Diablo 3 is getting a Necromancer 4 years after its launch

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The new character will mimic the abilities of the Diablo 2 necromancer

Diablo 3 players will get access to a brand new character, the oft-requested Necromancer, as an update to the Reaper of Souls expansion next year.

Blizzard showed off a trailer for the Necromancer during its BlizzCon 2016 Opening Ceremony Friday. Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce said its addition was something fans had been asking for since Diablo 3’s launch in 2012.

The new Necromancer, Pearce said, is inspired by Diablo 2’s version of the character, and "takes advantage of everything Diablo 3 has to offer."

The Necromancer will come to the Reaper of Souls expansion in 2017 as part of a "character pack." Blizzard will have a specific Diablo-related panel during BlizzCon, which may have other details of that pack.

Female Necromancer in Diablo 3 Blizzard Entertainment

A female Necromancer in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

Male Necromancer in Diablo 3 Blizzard Entertainment

A male Necromancer in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

DIablo 3 Necromancer Blizzard Entertainment

Some Necromancer keyart from Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls