Diablo III reveals followers

Diablo III to include three types of AI-controlled partners as part of main story arc.

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With a proposed beta coming soon, Diablo fans are waiting with bated breath for the third installment in the game that popularized action role-playing games. In the meantime, Blizzard Entertainment continues to leak out details for Diablo III, with the most recent being the confirmation of followers in the game, who will act similarly to mercenaries in Diablo II.

Kormac the Templar; a perfect companion for spellcasters.

According to Blizzard, these AI-controlled companions are Kormac the Templar, Eirena the Enchantress, and Lyndon the Scoundrel. Kormac is a melee-focused unit that can be specced into either a support healer or damage absorber. Eirena can either be customized to cast long-range spells or cast buffs for your character. Lyndon is also another ranged unit like Eirena but has more damage options and also a few crowd-control moves to keep mobs away from players.

Each follower is a part of Diablo III's main story arc and have its own different story and backgrounds. They will have their own introductory quests where the players learn about these companions. While they are not core story characters, Blizzard said that they enhance the story element of the game.

Diablo III's release date has yet to be confirmed. For our recent coverage of the game, head here.

Discussion

82 comments
necomo
necomo

i dont want them to release it soon just put a release date...no matter wht

comikehill2002
comikehill2002

I want them to take as long as they need. I am sick if 10-20 hour games for $60 bucks.

VXCOM
VXCOM

i can wait longer or forever if they make the game more epic n awesome~becoz i want to enjoy it as much as i can~when its coming out~

ninjabuch
ninjabuch

please release it soon, we cant wait......... dec 2012 is way long. ahhhhhh!!!!!!

ninjabuch
ninjabuch

Taking ideas from dragon age it seems.......

ethermay
ethermay

interesting. i hope that you all begging for a release date know that the longer it takes, the better it gets.

lyncer777
lyncer777

come on blizzard release date come on...

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

cool they all have their own storys and what not, + you can spec them... i hope as a result they'l be a lil less disposable...Diablo 2's mercs felt like a vending machine of masochists ......"follow me into HELL!!!!" ..."sure np, will there be cake?"

keith21uk
keith21uk

The largest build up to any game ever! Cant wait for my preorder to arrive..... ofc thats when it arrives. Sounds a nice feature though. Does look like I would choose Eirena but if this companion is on multiplayer would be nice to have a mix of companions for each player.

lordtidus12
lordtidus12

So Kormac can be a support healer and Eirena can be a buffer... damn hard choice to make between the two >.

Daian
Daian

Great, now i know the name of my partner, Eirena the Enchantress, 'cause i'm gonna be a melee fighter and i'll need some buffs. Hope she can also heal properly.

Kenji1301
Kenji1301

hope that they'll be heplful like in Diablo 2 : )

KIDFOX
KIDFOX

Blizzard doesn't care how bad you wanna play this game. they care about the quality of their product than letting it go down the toilet and having it fail like every other game out there. They have the best strategy on product development. So I personally rather wait for a game with more content and less bugs than having to deal with simple and buggy contents.

alecrast82
alecrast82

Those people complaining about the waiting never expected a blizzard game before.

DaividAngel
DaividAngel

dear Blizzard we would rather play this game already than having more stuff in it >

obenns
obenns

Will we be able to play the Beta? Or is it a private one for just game devs and stuff?

Killing_Free
Killing_Free

Seriously I'm tired.... of waiting this game for years now.

Code135
Code135

"Diablo III's release date has yet to be confirmed." They may as well say if the game will be out this year or the next or even 2014 or something ... seriously ... why are they keeping us in the dark ... -_- It's been forever ...

Spahettificator
Spahettificator

@roadtoady "Waiting for Diablo III is like waiting for Halley's Comet to come again...." So, only another 65 years to wait (assuming we've been waiting since Lord of Destruction expansion)

roadtoady
roadtoady

Waiting for Diablo III is like waiting for Halley's Comet to come again....

Blitzkrieg129
Blitzkrieg129

Diablo III's release date has yet to be confirmed...sigh.

Tzunoy
Tzunoy

I have finished D2 like 15 times many nights lost and never have the patience to make it to lvl 99. On Hell act 2 was my grave.

vrajitorugaoz
vrajitorugaoz

I hope after Diablo III will come out that Blizzard will show again to the "console exclusive" industry how rewarding the PC game industry is when you do things right

intwtfkjr
intwtfkjr

Beta!? There's gonna be a beta? brb, ******** pants

Hasse78
Hasse78

Ofcause its anoying to wait so long for a Classic Game, Many people played Diablo 1/2 -Lord of destruction, But have Blizzard ever disapointed you guys... They only make Epic Games, thats why it takes so long, They will not realease DIABLO 3 with bugs what so ever, they need to make this 100% perfect before release, to many fans to disapoint, and thats not BLIZZARDS Style... Nice weekend to you all...... ;D

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

only 49 coments!!people is losing interests....soon noone will remember..diablo what??

PCsama
PCsama

i hope Blizzard won't release it until they make it comes to meet today game's standerds of graphics and engines

Mawy_Golomb
Mawy_Golomb

As long as the NPCs have good AI, I'm cool with it. Other than that, I still will wait after the game is already out before deciding to really purchase it.

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

Wouldn't hold my breath on the beta. Remember the SC2 beta? How long was that delayed for? Anyways I'm confident that when Diablo 3 is released it'll be awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

cocainco
cocainco

they are just annoying the players by not telling when will they release the beta and when they do its gonna be mounths ahead ,its bodering for us most ppl gave up upon the game just cuz they were tired from w8ing for the game

Otton_Carlos
Otton_Carlos

@Quezakolt Zeld is action/adventure, not an action role-playing game. This make Diablo the game that popularized that game style.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I'll do anything to get into the beta

drokmore
drokmore

Mercs have always been key. Looks like you can even spec them a bit, sounds fun.

snared04
snared04

@ ml_paladin888 er... wtf diablo were you playing bud? Act 2 mercs were the ONLY mercs worth using. You could throw runewords weapons on them for extra auras, etc. And they dealt stupid damage with the right equipment, on top of their already useful auras like blessed aim, etc.

snared04
snared04

I'm already in the beta when it hits :) Knowing a Blizzard employee ftw. For a much better, in-depth article head over to www.diablofans.com Actually, for all your nagging Diablo 3 questions head over there.

drswank
drswank

@Quezakolt:IMO Zelda is more action/adventure.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

zelda popularized action-rpg games, not diablo, what kind of rubbish journalism is that.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

Wouldnt it be kind of funny if they put it 11 11 11..Same day as skyrimm..Gang who would win the battle of the games..Skyrimm or diablo3..My guess is diablo would own skyrimm..How ever id buy both..Id be playing diablo 3 until i beat it though hehe..,Man that would be the best day ever in pc gaming history wouldnt it.. Bring on beta though sounds cooling to me..Diablo has been my all time favorite game behind baldurs gate 2..

gamerxxx89
gamerxxx89

hey hey!! hey guyss guyzz puhleeeeess last game hmmmhaaan was releasd abt 11 years ago i mnt intrstd i dnt even remeber diablo 2

jhab007
jhab007

too much noise but i dont see anything

Khatjal
Khatjal

I will murder for a copy of the beta.