clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Blizzard shows off new Diablo Immortal gameplay

Baal makes their return in Diablo Immortal

Ryan Gilliam (he/him) has worked at Polygon for nearly seven years. He primarily spends his time writing guides for massively popular games like Diablo 4 & Destiny 2.

At ChinaJoy, China’s biggest video game convention, Blizzard and NetEase released a new trailer for Diablo Immortal, the mobile Diablo game. After its controversial announcement in 2018, the mobile game didn’t have much of a presence at BlizzCon 2019.

Blizzard showed a nearly three-minute trailer (shown above), including new models, UI, abilities, and a special appearance from Baal, the main villain of Diablo 2. We also get a quick introduction to six of the character classes from Diablo 3: Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard. Blizzard hasn’t announced The Witch Doctor for Diablo Immortal, and it’s unclear if the class will ever appear in the mobile game.

Check out BlizzPlanet’s post for a full breakdown of the trailer’s UI changes, and translation of all the Chinese text.

During some hands-on time with Diablo Immortal in 2018, the game felt like Diablo — albeit without the series’ heart. We liked the game more at BlizzCon 2019.

In Activision Blizzard’s Q4 earnings call, Blizzard announced plans to test Diablo Immortal in the middle of 2020. However, the studio has yet to reveal any concrete plans for a Diablo Immortal beta.

It’s currently unclear when Blizzard and NetEase will launch the game for mobile devices.