In an article published right now, Blizzard gives an overview of the Realm of Damnation zone, the last region in Diablo Immortal which was not available during the closed beta. Experience it without further delay below!
If you have not followed the Diablo Immortal Closed Beta, this preview looks at what happens after the end of the Frozen Tundra Zone adventure. If you lack information on this, you can always obtain it. Warning, spoilers!
The launch scenario Diablo® Immortal ™ sends you on an insane hunt for the catastrophic fragments of World Stone, the artifact used to create the Sanctuary. After exploring frozen debris, swamps, and cemeteries teeming with undead, your quest leads you to a place never before seen by those who participated in the closed beta.
that the realm of condemnation is the personal hell of a demon lord. This area is located in the underworld and Skarnthe diabolical genius in search of the fragments of the stone world, acts as a judge, jury and executioner (repeatedly).
I’m Ryan Quinn, Narrative Designer of Diablo Immortal, and I am accompanied by Hunter Schulz, artistic director. We will be your guides through Skarn’s underworld, and we will discuss with you his Machiavellian plan.
At the end of the Frozen Tundra mission, you will follow Skarn to his cave and discover the fate he has in store for humanity and the World Stone. However, you will not find yourself facing the lord of condemnation and his armed forces right away.
The forest of the accident
We want to limit landscapes that are too reminiscent of the underworld, even if you do not end up wondering if you are in hell or not … But the different areas on the Diablo Immortal maps are huge, and we have, among other things. . heart to bring you a series of pictures so that your adventure always remains just as interesting. This also makes it easier to remember the most addictive places and play moments.
You will first have to cross the strange canopy of the Malheur forest. Giggling soldiers and locusts swarm the darkness, and the latter had disappointed Skarn, and their bodies were fused with elements of the kingdom as punishment.
The Old Growth, expressed by James Goode, is the most impressive and venerable danger of the forest.
We tried to reflect the shapes and colors of the surroundings when we designed creatures in the Realm of Damnation (to offer other demons than you normally see in the Underworld).
We wanted to give the impression that these demons have really evolved in this environment, that it has transformed them, and that they are at home there.
The last remnant
Years ago, a group of sentry angels discovered the realm of condemnation as it slowly emerged from the chaos of hell. Captured and far from the sky, they finally settled on Skarn’s territory. When you leave the Woe of Forest, you will join the survivors who are besieging their camp: the last remnant.
The English warlord, Verathiel, is really ruthless. Its soldiers have been hunting demons on the battlefields of eternity for centuries. However, this forced stay in the Realm of Condemnation proved to be the biggest challenge they faced. Thanks to the angel dagger Yl’nira, you can try to reunite your allies in the underworld … if only you manage to save them from their disastrous fate.
Skarn, Lord of Damnation
By the exit of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction ™, the archangel Tyrael understood that the Stone World had been destroyed, and he broke it before the condemned Sanctuary. The resulting catastrophe split Tyrael and destroyed Arreat along with most of the north. Skarn’s only goal now is to reassemble the pieces.
Still, little is known about him. After defeating Primal Demons in Diablo II, war raged in the underworld where no one really stood out, despite Azmodan and Belial themselves claiming vast kingdoms. Skarn was then able to thrive, but demonologists cannot say with certainty whether he himself led an army, or whether he merely used this conflict as an opportunity to conquer certain areas of hell. Most specialists do not even know his name.
One thing for sure about Skarn is that he is particularly interested in humanity. In a few years, he has managed to gather a number of followers who do everything to swell up in their ranks in the western kingdoms. The power of creation is almost within their reach.
The soundscape of the kingdom
Our team made sure that Skarn’s cruelty and high ambitions took root in all dark corners of the area, not least through sound effects. Do not hesitate to listen to “Kingdom of Damnation”.
You will regularly hear Skarn, voiced by Steve Blum, and Verathiel, voiced by Kimberly Brooks, when the Realm of Damnation is in your hands.
There is nothing particularly inviting about this place, as it is a cemetery strewn with bones and strutting with rocks, under which a network of thin membranes preserves an infernal and burning core.
The Skarn area is full of activities. In the heart of this wild nature, the gaming experience will be similar to that of the other zones in Diablo Immortal : Caves, bounties, events, quests and a host of prey await you.
Zones in Diablo Immortal are large spaces packed with enemies, events, hidden caves and treasures. As a reference point: in red, short outline of Diablo III’s Fields of Misery; in blue, The Realm of Condemnation.
Unique challenges await you in the underworld. From Demonic portals appear several times a day and randomly in the realm of condemnation. To strengthen his armies, Skarn opened his gates to demons from another part of the underworld. The latter has some time to cross portals, which are located on both sides of the map. Hunt them in groups of three, walk through the door and eliminate them before they arrive to reinforce the powerful Legions of Damnation. These kinetic battles will allow you to get important rewards, as well as additional prey three times a day.
New Dungeon – Dread Pit
That Dreaded pits is also of central importance in Skarn’s plan, since many abysmal guarantors from the depths of the underworld are constantly appearing. One of those pits serves as a dungeon in this area. Once you set foot on its shores, you must face armed demonic cultivators as well as a giant boss in the game’s bloodiest battle.
Zaka is one of the most memorable enemies you will encounter in the Realm of Damnation. It may not be obvious at first glance, but this is a monster of monumental proportions. In addition, a surprise awaits you in this match, and we can not wait to see your reactions when you discover it.
In each of the games of the saga Diablo, your adventure takes you through dark landscapes that seem almost real, as well as places that have simply come from another world. We are excited to be able to show you another side of the underworld, with an approach that sometimes deviates from the horns and lava settings you might expect.
But do not be afraid! We still love lava and horn so much, you see. The whole team of Diablo Immortal can not wait to see you in the underworld!