In a light-hearted April Fools’ Day joke, Blizzard Entertainment has revealed a humorous take on the future of the Diablo franchise, skipping Diablo V-XI and jumping straight to Diablo XII. The company has presented a variety of amusing modes and ideas throughout the day, including innovative class concepts and gameplay experiences on Twitter.
Among the 14 new classes, the Corporate Necromancer stands out as a Necro with a day job, providing bottomless skeleton labor to spice up office culture. Another notable class is the Druid – Bear Form Only, perfect for rummaging through garbage, but players must watch out for Animal Control. The Cow Herder class is a nod to the long-standing joke about the non-existent cow level, leaving players as lonely cowboys without a home.
Diablo XII also introduces the Alpha Wolf Puppy Pack, where players must attempt to steal a cub from a Mama Wolf without dying. Other tongue-in-cheek ideas include the limited-time Dozen Down sandwich, which is said to raise cholesterol levels, and a Kart Mode with various speedways named after well-known Diablo characters.
Blizzard’s joke continues with Diablo XII’s Hardcorest Mode, where losing in-game results in the Butcher arriving at the player’s house to slaughter them. For those who find Hardcorest Mode too easy, Blizzard suggests drawing a pentagram and summoning demon friends to realistically rend players.
Though Diablo XII is not a real installment in the franchise, Blizzard’s imaginative April Fools’ Day joke provides a lighthearted moment for fans, leaving them eagerly anticipating the future of the Diablo series.