It is been quite clear for a when now that Diablo IV is on the way, and the newest indication of that was an advertisement for an desirable coffee table art book that appeared in the German magazine GameStar a week ago. Now, what seems to be a web page from that book has offered some very first specifics about Diablo IV’s cast of characters.
The web page, shared on the Twitter account for the Globe of Warcraft Weak Auras UI framework, shows idea art and lore for Lilith, the Succubus Queen who very first appeared in Diabo II’s Battle.net-only Pandemonium Occasion that was introduced in Patch 1.11 in August, 2005. Back then, you would have to gather 3 minor keys in order to fight the bosses holding the key keys that you would then use to open a portal to Uber Tristram. 1 of these bosses was Lilith.
If the web page is genuine (and it surely appears legit), it implies Lilith is generating a comeback in Diablo IV. According to the text, her updated style is an instance of “plussing,” a term art director John Mueller employed to describe artists’ approach of iterating on every single other’s styles, maintaining components they like and adding their personal new flourishes.
Here’s the web page, through PC Gamer:
The web page shows a demon banner sigil and Lilith portrait developed for Diablo III, and a black and white idea drawing of Lilith’s updated style for Diablo IV developed by John Polidora.
The text claims that the new version of Lilith is a “reimagining” of the character that is drastically diverse from her original look.
“I’ve generally genuinely liked that about any type of IP,” Mueller is quoted saying. “[L]etting genuinely talented artists get ahold of factors and then letting them do their version of it. We’re performing that with a lot of the characters in the new game.”
Blizzard nevertheless hasn’t officially acknowledged the existence of Diablo IV, but odds are quite fantastic we’ll be hearing about it at BlizzCon this year, which is set for November 1-three.