Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Cinematic Trailer

Reaper of Souls pits Diablo III players again new villain Malthael, a fallen angel.

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Sythion
Sythion

When did hating become sooooo coool? Who needs a mythical angel to be a childhood hero, when I have all these nostalgic postmodern hipster gamers to idolize?

ilagas88
ilagas88

I can't believe the angel I loved 13 years ago have fallen this hard. Soo sad to see him like this. I wish blizzard just killed him than to show him this pathetic. Thank you blizzard for f**king my childhood hero.

Joe51187
Joe51187

Awesome, been waiting for an expansion to Diablo 3 for a long time. I really enjoyed the single player and story but haven't played it since I completed it like two weeks after the release date. This should be fun

edgewalker16
edgewalker16

Head Blizzard Peon: "Guys, we need a new idea to get our players back."

Carl: "What if we just, y'know, took away the Auction Hou--

Peon 1: "--Damn it Carl, shut up!"

Head Blizzard Peon: "Carl, you're fired."

Peon 2: "What does the new generation like these days?"

Peon 3: "Well, they like guns and...sex.  Oh, and violence!"

Head Blizzard Peon: "We HAVE the violence!  We also tried making Diablo sexy.  That didn't work."

Peon 4: "It did for me..."

Head Blizzard Peon: "*sigh* Gross.  THINK, people, we're losing 'em.  What else IS THERE!?"

Peon 1: "What if we threw them a curve ball.  I mean, what if we borrowed ideas from other pieces of pop culture?"

Peon 2: "Such as..."

Peon 1: "Harry Potter and, I know it's a long shot, but soap operas."

Head Blizzard Peon: "Start explaining before you join Carl on the short bus."

Peon 1: "...We make the new villain one of those soul-sucky guys--

Peon 4: "--Dementor--"

Peon 1: "--Yeah, a dementor and, uh, we twist the story to make the guy Tyrael's brother!"

Head Blizzard Peon: "It's so devoid of creativity that it JUST.  MIGHT.  WORK.  Folks, your deadline is 2025--get busy!"

Claytonicus
Claytonicus

Blizzard sales team: Hmmm... How can we restore people's faith in our franchise after we have failed them so utterly with our crappy AH, and always online DRM (even though the majority of people just wanted the single player experience).

Noob sales team member: I know, lets make a 4 minute video clip for our new expansion that in no way reinforces our commitment to providing a quality service to the multitude of fans that we screwed over when we released that piece of junk called D3.

Sales Director: I have no creative or inspiring ideas, so at this point in time i'm pretty much open to any suggestion right now. We should have plenty of money left over from the "rape and pillage user expansion pack" that we released way back when we made WOW, so yes, a video clip sounds like a wonderful idea.

Public relations team member: Perhaps we should reverse some of our policies to show the community that we value them, and want them back, like Microsoft did with the XBONE

Blizzard CEO: Lets wait until i find another CEO position with a different company where i can make lots of money by exploiting millions of unsuspecting people before we change any policies that might affect my resume. Perhaps EA?

carlitoqc
carlitoqc

Hey haters, hate me because it is going to be collector edition pre-order for me! I hope they find a much better balance with loots and some sort of endgame goal(s) but if not I'll still enjoy that one for at least couple hundred hours! =D

Ayzed
Ayzed

I think this game could be a lot better than it is. the lore is pretty awesome, if they could make a deep and engaging story and game with it it would be fucking awesome. but D3 gave aus a shitty, somewhat predictable story and repetitive as fuck gameplay.

ShinoRagnar
ShinoRagnar

A picture of a skill tree with actual skill points whould be much more promoting. 

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Estimated plot:

Angels: "We can't destroy the stone."

Nephilim: "Why?"

Angels: "We just can't.  So let's hide it under the earth."

Nephilim: "Why not shoot it into the sun?  There is magic that can throw stuff a long ways."

Angels: "Shh"

Angels and Horadrim hide black soul stone.  They get attacked by a dementor.  Dementor claims to be death incarnate and tries to master the souls of the prime evil.  The prime evil laughs and possesses said dementor.  

Prime evil: "I am unstoppable!  I am now half-woman and half-nazgul!  Fear me!"

Prime evil turns half the remaining world population into undead.

Nephilim: "FEED MY AXE!!"

Tyrael: "I'm not dead!"

*roll credits*


amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Diablo is kind of Andross and Bowser and Ganondorf.  It seems that no matter what you do, there is some excuse that can bring him (her?) back.

IRUNSTREETS
IRUNSTREETS

What a stupid plot. Just keep the stone in that circle of angels where they can see it every day and guard it... instead they move it with only 5 guards. BRILIANT?

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

The Anti-Tyrael +  "YOU SHALL NOT PASS" + "I'll swallow your soul!"...  Man, we're running out of material these days.


No matter, really -- it's all about the clicking.


riff_farmer
riff_farmer

Newb question, but I will the expansion be released alongside with the 360 release?

Arminkenedi
Arminkenedi

that wasss so .,,,,,, i saw this 1000000 , i want c again 

00J
00J

if blizzard knows one thing, it's how to make cg movies. Want StarCraft Ghost

sergiodoom
sergiodoom

They should make a Diablo movie! It would be awsome!

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

Blizzard make some epic cut scenes.  I think it would of been better if Tyreal had been killed though.  It would of brought back the dark story telling Blizzard use to write and show they are not afraid to kill off main characters.

Judzilla
Judzilla

I'd rather just watch these cinematic trailers than play the actual game!

LucisXV
LucisXV

...EPIC !!! It's time to fap !!!

Bregzeinkul
Bregzeinkul

Blizzard, reaper of trailers, as always.

LordOtman
LordOtman

Yeah, well i don't care much about Blizzard games anymore.

But they still kick ass in trailers, so can't wait to see them all on youtube.

Evil__Homer
Evil__Homer

Blizzard should make movies. Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft, would be awesome.

Not sure if the Xpact can fix this game though.

jlwood830
jlwood830

This does look interesting.  Hope it's fun to play.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

That sword was awesome even though it was defeated.

Zaka
Zaka

Always a joy  to watch Blizzard's cut scenes!!!

USDevilDog
USDevilDog

The trailer looks cool, but the core game itself is highly flawed.  I hope they fix some of the concerns many fans have about Diablo 3, including the lack of character customization, bare crafting and socketing system, dull stat-centric itemization, Auction House, and the overly vibrant art direction.  With the departure of Jay Wilson and his enormous ego, there might be a fair chance that some of these issues will be addressed.

valdarez
valdarez

@Joe51187 It's a sad day when Diablo is only played for two weeks and then abandoned.  D3 was such a failure.  :(

Alexrmf
Alexrmf

@carlitoqc good luck with that and while you're at it get a backup internet connection, otherwise... in case the primary one fails... you're going to look at the collector's edition box and cry :D

echolimaromeo
echolimaromeo

@riff_farmer Most likely the console version of the expansion will come out much later, but that'll be based on sales.  

Wogrim
Wogrim

@Darkreaper_1 they wouldn't kill a major character in an announcement trailer though

Akozz888
Akozz888

@Evil__Homer 

Was thinking the same thing. They CGI are tend to be hunderts times better than their games recently. 

Akozz888
Akozz888

@zombiewarrior07  

wrong post :P

fatee
fatee moderator

@Zaka Wish I can say the same about the games.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

@USDevilDog Why the console version is better out the gate however it seems the pc users are gonna get somewhat what console users got as far as loot goes...