Pandemonium previewed in preparation for Diablo: Reaper of Souls
Pandemonium is one of the most pivotal locations in Diablo lore; the location, from which, an enormous, seemingly eternal war spewed forth between angels and demons, clutching after the World Stone.
The war-torn plains of Pandemonium still hold the battle scars of where heaven and hell collided but it's clear that things have gotten tougher in the wastelands, since we last saw it in the RPG's predecessor, Diablo II. In a recent blog, Blizzard confirmed its return to the franchise and how it would fit in with the revamped Sanctuary.
"Pandemonium has long been a locale our designers and writers have wished to explore to the fullest, and the previous excursion in Diablo II barely scratched the surface of what this realm has to offer. The concept of a nexus between the High Heavens and Burning Hells is a compelling one, but capturing the desired other-worldly feel without extending so far into the unknown as to be alien was a great challenge."
In other Diablo III Reaper of Souls news; bonus Hearthstone loot is up for grabs for anyone who pre-orders the expansion. Standard editions of Reaper of Souls will warrant a free Expert Card Pack in Diablo's mmo inspired cousin, whereas deluxe preorders will earn players three Expert Card Packs.
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