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Diablo IV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: June 6, 2023

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'Diablo IV' Partners With Buffy's Sarah Michelle Gellar for Vampire Hunters Contest

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2023 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT

Diablo IV draws players into a grim story line and gives them the freedom to explore and forge their own path across the most expansive and intense vision of the world of Sanctuary—a bleak and shattered hellscape bereft of hope and beset by demons.

An ancient evil threatens to engulf Sanctuary in darkness, and new heroes have been called upon to face challenges the world has never seen before.

True to the franchise’s roots, Diablo IV will deliver visceral combat, gruesome and varied monsters, an epic hunt for legendary loot, and endless playability and progression. Players will find a lifetime’s worth of adventure scattered across a land rooted in unique ecologies and inhabited by dangerous new foes. They’ll delve into randomized dungeons packed with unpredictable adversaries and unimaginable treasures. While continuing to fully support solo and coordinated party play, Diablo IV will also provide opportunities for groups of players to encounter each other in the same shared world—whether to tackle bigger challenges . . . or possibly even slaughter one another in player-vs.-player combat.

In Diablo IV, players will attempt to bring hope back to the world by vanquishing evil in all its vile incarnations—from cannibalistic demon-worshipping cultists to the all-new drowned undead that emerge from the coastlines to drag their victims to a watery grave. For the first time in the series, Sanctuary will be a contiguous, seamless landmass comprising diverse regions ranging from the burning desert of Kejhistan, to the verdant werewolf-infested forests of Scosglen, to the harsh and rugged wilderness of the Dry Steppes.

In the shadows of Diablo IV: Season of Blood, the battle of the undead has taken a thrilling turn as Vampires have escaped the depths of Hell and infiltrated Sanctuary. In these dire times, Diablo has teamed up with Sarah Michelle Gellar to embark on a quest, seeking real Vampire Hunters who will defend humanity against blood seekers and nightwalkers. 

Brave souls are invited to show off their skills and prove their worth by submitting clips that demonstrate their hunting ability against the forces of darkness. Whether it’s the clever use of garlic or other unconventional talents, true Vampire Hunters are encouraged to get creative in their vampire hunting auditions. All have the potential to be hunters, but there can only be the Chosen Three, who will be personally selected by Gellar. 

Addressing any stake-wielding hopefuls, Gellar shares, “I know firsthand the strength it requires to stand against the supernatural. Now, together with Diablo IV, we are encouraging you to showcase your imagination and embrace the weird this spooky season! Your auditions could be the turning point we’re looking for in our fight against safeguarding humanity. I can’t wait to see your unique spirit shine through in your submissions and be part of identifying our true Hunters.”

Finalists will not only have the honor of protecting all of humanity, they will also be rewarded with a bespoke Vampire hunting kit, a personalized letter from Sarah herself, and Battle.net credits. Submissions open now. To join the ranks, submit your unique vampire hunting auditions to #DiabloHunters on Instagram, TikTok or X.

To enter:

  • Contest open from Monday 10/30 6 AM PT - Thursday 11/2 12 PM PT
  • Must be 18+, meet all eligibility requirements, and reside in an eligible jurisdiction. See official rules at http://www.diablovampirehunters.com/.
  • Contestants to submit video entry a minimum of 10 seconds on Instagram, TikTok or X
  • Must tag applicable Diablo social media handle on platform and also hashtag #DiabloHunters
    • Instagram: @playdiablo
    • X: @diablo 
    • TikTok: @diablo
  • 10 semifinalists will be shortlisted from all entries based on:
    • Adherence to contest rules
    • Creativity
    • Relevance to vampire hunter theme
  • 3 winners will be personally selected by Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

Diablo IV is being developed using modern technology that pushes the franchise to dark, new depths. This technology is at the heart of everything players will see, hear, and feel—delivering much higher fidelity and a more engrossing experience. It opens up countless possibilities for the Diablo series, from smooth character animations, such as the Druid’s fluid shapeshifting, to the seamless, vast overworld players will travel across in search of the next loot-filled underground dungeon. Ultimately, Diablo IV will ground players in a grittier and deadlier world.

Diablo IV is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.


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