The venue map for Blizzcon 2018 has been released that reveals an interesting tidbit. Last week, the internet went into a paroxysm of speculation about the fact that a Diablo panel would be held after the keynote address, a typical sign of a big announcement. However, looking at the venue map, one has to wonder. Of all of Blizzard’s games, only Diablo lacks its own “space” with even Starcraft II taking up more room than what is perhaps the “centerpiece” of the show.
If you’ve been waiting to take Diablo III out on the road but have hesitated to purchase a Nintendo Switch, today’s reveal of the themed bundle just may convince you to open up your wallet. Nintendo has partnered with Blizzard to bring a $360 bundle that includes a themed carrying case and dock alongside a digital download code for Diablo III: Eternal Collection.
Blizzard has published the Blizzcon schedule about a month ahead of the annual convention in Anaheim, California. In years past, the “focus” of the event is usually the panel that comes immediately following the keynote address. The opening remarks peek at what’s happening in all of Blizzard’s games, usually with the biggest announcement made last and then immediately followed by the first big panel. This year, that panel’s space is occupied by Diablo.
In a now-deleted Twitter post, Hellboy animated series screenwriter Andrew Cosby wrote, “I guess I can confirm I am indeed in final talks to write and show-run the new DIABLO animated series for Activision and Netflix. It’s very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out.” It’s no secret that Blizzard has been actively ramping up the franchise again with at least one “unannounced project” in the works, a comic series is planned and the team has promised exciting things this fall.
Diablo’s Community Manager Brandy Camel has taken to the airwaves with news that is sure to twitterpate even the most jaded Diablo fan: There are MULTIPLE Diablo projects in the works, though some will take longer than others to complete. However, she also indicated that we should know more about some of them “later this year”…perhaps at Blizzcon 2018?
The Blizzard employment site has been updated with a new job listing for a “Diablo Dungeon Artist”. “Our team of talented developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do” the ad reads. “The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about working on the dark gothic world of Diablo, making great games, killing millions of monsters and getting loot!”