By Alex Walker on February 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Reaper of Souls, at first glance, is a curious name. Every Diablo game, expansion or otherwise, has always contained a good deal of reaping souls from either the main character, antagonist, side enemies, allies, random corpses and innocent townsfolk. The player drove a soulstone containing el Diablo himself into their skull at the conclusion of the first game. Baal took control of his own soulstone after Diablo 2, while Adria sacrificed Leah to revive Diablo using the Black Soulstone.
Tampering with souls is a daily activity in Sanctuary, one that Malthael, the former Angel of Wisdom who now doubles as the Angel of Death, is rather proficient in. Convinced that humans are just demons, despite their half-and-half angelic/demon heritage, Malthael’s raising corpses left, right and centre to wipe out humanity and end the battle between demons and angels once and for all… by killing humans.
It makes more sense when you sit down with Kevin Martens and Larra Paolilli, the lead designer and a senior level designer for Reaper of Souls…
By Tim Colwill on November 26, 2013 at 10:40 am
After toying around with the new Crusader class over the weekend (watch that here), we’ve now moved on to the very interesting new Adventure Mode which forms part of the new Reaper of Souls experience.
In Adventure Mode, you can transport yourself to anywhere in the game, from Act 1 all the way to Act 5, and pick up Bounties by killing various monsters and participating in events. Seeing this as a great chance to both explore Act 5 and the new Bounties system at the same time, we jumped right in.
By Tim Colwill on November 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm
We’ve been plugging away at the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls beta over the weekend, crushing skulls and smiting heretics as the new Crusader class. While we were ploughing through the ruins of Tristram yet again, we happened to record some footage at the same time. Here, below, you can see the Crusader in action including skills like Punish, Slash, Shield Bash, Sweep Attack, Shield Glare and Iron Skin.