Diablo 4, the highly anticipated sequel to one of gaming's oldest dungeon crawlers, is finally launching on June 6 with early access available on June 1. To hype the game ahead of its release, Blizzard Entertainment dropped a new story trailer and fans are absolutely loving it.
The latest trailer for Diablo 4 shows the main antagonist, Lilith, preparing for an epic battle against the rogue angel, Inarius.
Diablo 4 is set half a century after the events of Diablo 3's expansion, Reaper of Souls. The game's plot will revolve around the original creators of Sanctuary, the demon, Lilith, and her lover, the angel, Inarius.
The unholy union of the two powerful beings created the Nephalem, which is the race of the player character in the previous title.
As the ancient creators of Sanctuary return to wage war against each other, the storyline will revolve around how each side will ready themselves for battle against each other. The interesting part here is that Lilith is apparently leading the armies of Hell this time around. As a direct descendant of the three Prime Evils being the daughter of Mephisto, Lilith is now atop the hierarchy of demons following the events of the previous game that saw Diablo's nth demise.
Of course, being that he is the titular character of the series, don't be surprised if the youngest of the Prime Evils finds a way to rear his ugly head again.
Diablo 4 will be available on the PS4 and PS5 as well as the Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and the PC, with cross-play and cross-progression for all platforms.
If you want to enjoy Diablo 4 ahead of everyone else on June 1, all you need to do is to buy the Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of the game.
Blizzard has done a commendable job with its pre-launch marketing campaign for Diablo 4. Unlike most games released in recent years, Diablo 4 has received multiple open beta weekends and numerous trailers. The fan response is a testament to how effective this has been. Audiences are eagerly awaiting the release of Diablo 4 after praising the multiple beta periods, especially the most recent Server Slam event. Blizzard is also confident in the launch of Diablo 4 as it expects minimal issues.
Only time will tell if Diablo 4 and others have paved the way forward for how developers should their handle AAA releases.
For now, all eyes will be on how big Diablo 4 can get on June 6.