Blizzard hasn't forgotten about Diablo III. The isometric hack-and-slash action-RPG will receive a new character class in the form of the Necromancer. Of course, simply announcing that a new character class is on the way is kind of pointless unless gamers know when the class is coming. Well, we now know when: the end of June.
The add-on pack isn't just a simple character class, it comes with a load of new content for Diablo players to dive into, including a host of new cosmetics that players can loot and unlock throughout their journeys. The Necromancer comes in a variety of customizable forms for both male and female avatars, including featuring all new custom banners and sigils that can be used throughout the gameplay experience.
Cosmetics for the undead-controlling class includes a variety of outfits and bonuses for different builds of the class, including the Bones of Rathma, Trag'oul's Avatar, Pestilence Master's Shroud, and the Grace of Inarius.
In particular, Trag'oul's Avatar and Pestilence Master's Shroud really stand out given that in the former's case players will have various coagulated blood attacks at their disposal, and in the latter's case we see plenty of disease-themed attacks being utilized against mobs.
You can actually see what some of the cosmetics and new gear looks like in action for the puppeteers of the undead by checking out the sizzle reel trailer below that Blizzard released today, featuring all the new content packed into the $14.99 expansion.
In addition to the class, costumes, and banners, there's also an all new pet that you can utilize throughout your travels in Diablo III.
The comments on the YouTube page and the Polygon article are a mixed bag. Some people think that $15 is a bit too much for just one character class and no additional gameplay changes. Others feel as if $15 is about right for a Blizzard product.
Some feel as if the base game being $20 and the expansion being $15 seems like a steep price for one character. Polygon notes, however, that it's possible to get the expansion as part of a new bundle called the Diablo: Eternal Collection, which includes the base game, the Reapers of Souls expansion and the new Necromancer DLC pack, all for $39.99 on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That introductory price is also only for those subscribed to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. For people not subscribed to Sony or Microsoft's premium services, they'll have to fork over $59.99 when the bundle becomes available at the end of June.
Alternatively, you can get the standalone Necromancer pack for Diablo III at the end of June for $14.99.