Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls cinematic

Blizzard has released a new teaser for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, a “dark and terrifying new chapter” in its hugely successful RPG, at Gamescom 2013.

As the marketing suggests, it isn’t exactly all sunshine and teddy bears, with its protagonists successively meeting their ends at the hands (or rather, hooks) of Malthael, the sickle-wielding Angel of Death.

The character work is suitably impressive, the lighting suitably moody, and the trailer itself suitably epic, clocking in a shade below four and a half minutes.

Blizzard hasn’t announced a release date for the expansion pack here, but Eurogamer has a summary of what it will contain, while Gamespot has posted a video of the company’s Gamescom press conference.