Diablo 3’s First Expansion Reaps Souls Next Year

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Reaper of Souls has been officially confirmed today as the first expansion pack for action-RPG Diablo III. It will release for PC/Mac in 2014 (no details yet about console plans) featuring a new chapter set in the city of Westmarch, where the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, Malthael, has been resurrected as the Angel of Death and aims to send the world to its doom after taking control of the Black Soulstone.

Players will be able to take on this quest to bring Malthael to justice as the new Crusader character class, a walking tank of righteousness equipped with heavy armor and holy battle magic capable of buffing friends and weakening foes.

The Reaper of Souls expansion will also increase the level cap to 70 and introduce new spells and abilities for the existing character classes, updated loot systems, additional options for item crafting, enhancements to the Paragon progression system to bolster end-game advancement, added replay value in the form of two new modes called Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials, a whole host of new monsters, quests and randomized environments, and more.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls‘ opening cinematic, debut gameplay trailer and reveal screenshots are posted below.

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