|Diablo III: Reaper of Souls|
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms: PC, MAC, PS4
Genre: Role Playing
Release Date: PC: March 25th 2014
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is an upcoming expansion pack for the 3D Isometric Action Role Playing game , Diablo 3 (from Blizzard Entertainment, developers of StarCraft and World of Warcraft) that was released on Microsoft Windows and OS X in 2012 with a console port following it in 2013 (and a planned PS4 release in 2014).
This is set to be the first expansion pack released for the game and although it will be being released for the PC and Mac version of the title, it will indeed be ported to the console versions.
Whether or not this will be a paid expansion for console players has yet to be commented on. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is expected to launch on March 25th of 2014 on OS X and Microsoft Windows, and will be available at retail and via digital download.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is set a short period of time after the events of Diablo III following a brief period of peace. With the defeat of Diablo finally being achieved, a mysterious object called the Black Soulstone is recovered by Tyrael. The strange artifact houses inside itself the fundamental essences of the seven Great Evils which still pose a credible threat. With this knowledge in hand, Tyrael and six Horadrim take the Black Soulstone to Sanctuary where they attempt to hide it away from the prying hands of both the mortals, hoping it will never be found.
They however are unsuccessful in this, the group is set upon by Malthael. Malthael was last seen after his disappearance following the events that led to the Worldstone being destroyed twenty years prior. With Tyrael incapacitated and his party of Haradrim all but annihilated, Mathael is free to take the Black Soulstone putting his plan into action.
Having regained consciousness, Tyrael dispatches the last surviving member of his Horardrim party to find the Nephalem (you, the player) that destroyed Diablo. After locating the players character, your journey will lead you to the land known as the Kingdom of Westmarch which is currently under siege.
Gameplay for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will remain largely unchanged in regards to overall gameplay mechanics and player interaction with the game world. Rather then change the gameplay for Diablo III, a changelog and new introductions can be found in the “New Features” section of this wiki.
Given the nature of this update, any information regarding classes and abilities can be found in the “New Features” section of this wiki.
As one would come to expect from an expansion pack to an action role playing game, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls brings with it numerous updates and tweaks to the established game, thus changing and improving various elements of the game.
New Primary Antagonist – Malthael is finally making a return to the franchise.
Followers – While there are no new followers being introduced to the game, the already existing followers will have their personal storylines fleshed out and given new background information and side missions.
Artisans – The Artisan and her Transmorgifaction services will be returning in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls alongside similar character expansion to that found in the Followers portion of this wiki.
New Game Chapters – Serving as an official entry in the Diablo III canon, a fifth chapter has been inserted into the storyline. This new fifth chapter takes place primarily in the Kingdom of Westmarch.
New End Game Content – Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will bring the Nephalem Rifts into the game, these are 15-20 minute long randomly generated dungeons that can be cleared for gathering loot.
New Level Cap Ceiling and Unlimited Paragon Level Points – Players can now level-up their characters to Level 70 and continue to level with the removal of the Paragon level cap, given account wide special points to be allocated as seen fit.
Loot 2.0 Tweak – The 2.0 loot drop tweak will lower the overall amount of loot drops in the game, but the loot drops that do occur will more likely be usable by your characters class.
Adventure Mode – A new game mode where the game world becomes a player battlefield. Bounty quests will also be available with bounty specific awards being awarded for completing all quests in the act.
Difficulty Revision – The game difficulties Normal, Hard, Expert, Master and Torment have all been revised to bring a difficulty that better reflects their allocated name.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.