A pair of new playable characters have been officially announced for Heroes of the Storm, and they're going to make Diablo fans jump for joy.
Revealed through the Heroes of the Storm, the latest additions to Blizzard's beloved MOBA are a pair of baddies from the Diablo series. Get ready to take control of Li-Ming the wizard and Xul the Necromancer.
Originally revealed through that single tweet boasting one sentence and an oh-so-brief video, Blizzard has since gone on to post a full video that includes a look at these new Heroes of the Storm characters. It clocks in at nearly five minutes, so get ready to get acquainted with Li -Ming and Xul, as well as a bunch of new skins, mounts and the like coming to HotS in the coming months.
As you can see in the above video, Li-Ming has a large number of outfits that make her look everything between a dark and powerful wizard to a magical girl pulled from anime. Only a couple of her abilities were shown off, including a forward-launching ball of energy and a shockwave that can handle multiple enemies at once. Xul is just as fashionable in the new trailer, sporting everything from heavy-metal armor to more tribal gear.
We also catch a glimpse at Crimson Count Arthas in standard and bat form, which is pretty rad. There's more, but it would take far too long to list everything and, hey, you can just watch it for yourself for the full effect.
It's great to see Heroes of the Storm receiving all of this support. MOBA's live and die by their support and content, and Blizzard is doing a good job of rolling it out on a regular basis.
In case you're unfamiliar with the game, Heroes of the Storm is basically a love letter to fans of Blizzard games, boasting a world where characters from Diablo, WarCraft, StarCraft and the like come together to wage war. The trick to the game is learning your characters well and, more importantly, figuring out how they'll best fit into a team. Having more characters pop up like this means that players will have even more options when crafting their teams, which in turn provides more variety than ever.
So, readers, what are your thoughts on the inclusion of Li-Ming and Xul? Which one are you more excited to take out onto the battlefield? And now that they've been revealed, which character from Blizzard's stable would you like to see make an appearance next? Please let us know in the comments section below.