Blizzard opens site for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

New Diablo III teaser site launches a week ahead of Blizzard's "special announcement" at Gamescom 2013.

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Blizzard has opened a teaser site for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, ahead of its "special announcement" at Gamescom 2013 next week.

The site's trailer features the caption "death, at last, shall spread its wings over all," with the site's HTML showing Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls trademarks. The quote is also printed in the original Diablo font.

Blizzard has confirmed that it will be holding a press conference at Gamescom on Wednesday August 21.

Yesterday, Blizzard filed a trademark for "The Down Below," with many speculating that it would be the title of a Diablo III expansion.

An invitation sent by Blizzard to media last month said "we're making a special announcement that's sure to capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells, and all the shadowed places that lie between."

Blizzard Entertainment president and co-founder Mike Morhaime has also said the company's Gamescom announcement would be Diablo-related.

Gamescom will run from August 21 to August 25 in Cologne, Germany.

Discussion

212 comments
dkeppens
dkeppens

And there we go. Announcing an expansion and the first game isn't even finished yet. Do people have their arenas already ? Not as far as i know. I know items are still shit with yet another overhaul by people who just don't get it announced and upcoming. But when ? Auction houses are still there as well although the almighty Blizcorp has admitted they don't fit in. But they'll never go away of course. Just give up on this game already. It was damned from the start since Blizzard lost it's shine a long time ago

Eraldus
Eraldus

And then, on august 21, they'll announce that the new D3 expansion will be released on 2017

bluefox755
bluefox755

Auction house ruined the game for me, the linearity of the levels and the skill system didn't help either...they could fix it I suppose, but it would take a hell of an overhaul...Make it more like Path of Exile, which is closer to D2.

ymarkman
ymarkman

Well, after following the lore of Diablo 3 for a while now, I can read into this and see that it has something to do with Malthael, the fallen angel from the Angiris Council. He's going to make a big return, I think...

Memphisminnie
Memphisminnie

I have been playing Diablo 3 non stop since launch. First softcore, but this game really shines in hardcore play (die ONCE , game over).

I can't find another game that gives this kind of boost in adrenaline rushes and is combined with a Gold Auction House that is driven by ... constant death of every avatar.

Frankly hardcore Diablo 3 combined with the hardcore Gold Auction House is the best game I ever played.

The rest of the video games is rather meaningless to me these days.

I wonder if I ever will be motivated to play a game where I just continue on the spot I died.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Unless the expansion features include "reworked itemisation completely and trivialised AH importance to once and for all kill the 'grind gold to buy gear' and instead have 'kill monsters to get gear, f*** the AH'", I'll pass.

PCsama
PCsama

Diablo 3 nothing like Diablo 1 or 2 just the same graphic

RicanV
RicanV

This is the real Diablo 3. The other one was just a terrible April Fool's joke.

Itachhi
Itachhi

Auction house v2.0 incoming.

Ezmai_RauteZ
Ezmai_RauteZ

Honestly im looking forward to this, beside the terrible auction house (not sure whether its been fixed) im looking forward to Diablo 3 being a bigger game than what it already is.. I found the gameplay to be quite good, story was interesting (but short)

Textfield
Textfield

Sorry D3, you already lost the hype.

makoreactors
makoreactors

possible diablo 3 without all the crap? probably not.

But hey! i'm still hoping!


xerxes5678
xerxes5678

Interesting. Hope whatever it is comes out on the console versions at some point.

barleybosh
barleybosh

I hope they introduce the Console versions of D3 with the expansion loaded.  If not, laaaaaaame

Erick
Erick moderator

HYPE HYPE HYPE

commando1992
commando1992

Too bad everyone was waiting for Titan news at Gamescon. Trolololol.

Szeiden
Szeiden

Will death spread its wings over the auction house?

deathstream
deathstream

So they may announce Reaper of Souls for D3 and The Dark Below for WoW this year?  Interesting.

CptJohnnyRico
CptJohnnyRico

they should tear the game apart and rebuild it completely, and i hope they get rid of RMAH completely like they were talking about.

jack00
jack00

I would of prefered something along the line of "At last, diablo 3 will not suck". Or something close to it.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"Server failures, auction house atrocities and failed promises at last shall spread its wings over all"

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

Save bet to say it's an expansion.  Hopefully they'll do more than just add an act and character classes, and actually address some of the big flaws in the game.

nefphlegm
nefphlegm

SPOILER: Alright in Act IV Tyrael disappears because he lost "hope." As you search for him he manages to open the door and bam... you go to fight Diablo. Where was Tyrael this whole time though? Could it be he was corrupted and him taking the place as Angel of Wisdom was part of Diablo's back up plan? Whatever happened to Adria? She went through the Dark Portal. Ah, the Dark Portal... We won't see the expansion for another year possibly. You have to give the ps3 players time to settle into the game itself. Then a year later... maaaaaaybe the expansion will be announced... not available... announced. You know how Blizzard likes to keep you guessing, waiting, forever...

paxis85
paxis85

looks like Malthael is the expansion's boss... we can blame Tyrael for taking his job i suppose lol

H4num4n
H4num4n

Nobody else finds it idiotic that

SPOILER

they killed the main villians in the game? Diablo without Diablo is, well, quite pointless. Unless Blizzard finds a cheap way out trough resurrecting him or something like that.

ilmarion
ilmarion

@bluefox755 yes, the auction house is one of the most important problems of d3. But also the landscapes to explore bust be more of four...i hope for this expansion (not much looking the recent choichs of blizzard like pandas :( )

Memphisminnie
Memphisminnie

@Daemoroth Play hardcore: its gold only AH is a marvellous piece of resource management in which the only goal is to survive until you can kill Diablo in Inferno.

Death reigns the trading and as such it is unique in the history of video games as no other game combines an Auction House with Death on every avatar.

Marvellous game.

DarkSpidey69
DarkSpidey69

@angry_roman1011  Actually in the book of Cain, all of the lords of evil were one big dragon before they split, my guess is it has ressurected.

QuadDamage85
QuadDamage85

@nefphlegm You're looking way too far into the Tyrael thing, way too far.  If anything, Diablo's thrashing of the Archangel of Valor (I forget his name) and his disdain towards the nephalem will throw him over the edge and corrupt him.

ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

@paxis85 nah, malthael went bonkers long before that hapend, looking forward to the expansion in any event :)

jack00
jack00

@H4num4n You can't kill Diablo, you can only defeat him.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@H4num4n Don't worry I'm sure they're revive ladria or whatever the fuck her name is (Sorry the game is too bad and boring for me to honestly remember - I haven't played it in at least 9 months) and she'll once again become Derbarbalo. Blizzard has no shame whatsoever when it comes to poorly orchestrated story and "twists".

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@H4num4n Ummm.... You kill Diablo in ALL THREE GAMES.  That's the whole point.

BetaVulgaris
BetaVulgaris

@H4num4n I take it, you haven't played Diablo I or II?

colzum
colzum

@H4num4n You realize that in the end cinematic when Diablo disintegrates over the world that the black soul stone is still in tact pointing towards an expansion

ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

@QuadDamage85 @nefphlegm maphael, the old angel of wisdom, who hasnt made a appearance in d3 itself because he was turning to darkness. check the book Diablo Cain Chronicles, though im sure imperius will have a role to play as well

paxis85
paxis85

@ColdstoneX3 @paxis85 I'm looking forward to it too but I remember reading somewhere that he was both the angel of wisdom and death. so when the teaser mentioned wings and death it was simple math to me.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@Pyrosa @H4num4n  

Yeah, but then the ending is bit too positive i think. The narrator sounds as if that's the final victory and diablo and his brothers are no more.

ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

@nefphlegm the book was worth it, made for a pretty good read, i allways loved the lore from the diablo universe, and if you do as well, its definitely nice to have

ColdstoneX3
ColdstoneX3

@DarkSpidey69 @nefphlegm @ColdstoneX3 @QuadDamage85 uhm hate to break it to you, but that final diablo form, was bassicly that, the evil dragon version sort of thing, since he had all the power of the 7 lords of hell. The expansion itself will most likely revolve around mathael, according to the book, he turned to dark thoughts ever since mankind came to be and esepcially since the worldstone was broken in diablo 2 LoD, he kind of vanished after that....we will see once a trailer is released, but thats just my guess for the time being

DarkSpidey69
DarkSpidey69

@nefphlegm @ColdstoneX3 @QuadDamage85 My honest opinion, Book of Cain speaks of Anu and the Dragon, the dragon being all evil which then split into the the seven lords of hell. Now that all of them are in one soulstone I see the dragon returning. That has been my guess for the expansion for a year now.

nefphlegm
nefphlegm

@ColdstoneX3 Damn I totally forgot about the Book of Cain! Would it still be worth getting at this point? I'm a pretty big fan though I hate how easily they threw Cain under the bus. Anyhow thanks for your replys @QuadDamage85  and coldstone i guess i kinda went too far after all.

AshTrai
AshTrai

@H4num4n Well as saddam hussein says in south park:

"Yeah u killed me... so? Where was i gonna go? Detroit?" 

H4num4n
H4num4n

@QuadDamage85 @H4num4n @colzum  

In my video and on the YT ones it at least dissapeares.

Edit: The Narrator even says:

"Blahblahblah...and cast down the prime evil FOREVER."

H4num4n
H4num4n

@colzum @H4num4n  

Yeah it's the black soulstone that's disintegrating last - or it just disappeared who knows.

colzum
colzum

@H4num4n @colzum If you watch the end cinematic and look around Diablo's chest area a part of him/her is left and I do believe its the black soul stone