Gamescom: Blizzard Unveils ‘Diablo III’ Expansion ‘Reaper of Souls’

As expected, Blizzard used their stage time at Gamescom to announce an expansion to “Diablo III,” called “Reaper of Souls.” As with previous expansions, “Reaper of Souls” adds more story content and a new character class alongside a range of tweaks, features, and changes big and small.

“Reaper of Souls” tasks your Nephalem of choice (in my case, the Witch Doctor) with squaring off against Malthael, the fallen Angel of Wisdom, who has been missing since the events of “Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.”

Without digging too deeply into “Diablo”’s massive lorebooks, Malthael has been mostly ambivalent to humanity’s plight against the demons of the Burning Hells. In “Reaper of Souls,” he wants to secure the High Heavens’ safety forever by destroying the Black Soulstone (naturally) and all of humanity (dang!).

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