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Diablo 3's next expansion is named "Reaper of Souls"?
Well we can definitely say the past few hours have been interesting. After uncovering the trademarking of The Dark Below yesterday, it looks like the teaser for the next Diablo 3 expansion just went live.


According to the official website "Reaper of Souls" is a trademark and linked to Diablo 3, with Gamescom coming up next week it wouldn't be surprising to see the expansion for Diablo 3 announced there.

More importantly, it rules out The Dark Below as the next Diablo 3 expansion and makes things a lot more interesting suddenly.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Diablo 3's next expansion is named "Reaper of Souls"? started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Luneward's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xUltraVegetaaaazHD720xxxx View Post
    Chill, were still gonna fight the burning legion, just not now, i mean in my eyes the burning legion is like the final final expac so yea :3
    Oh, I'm sure they'll find something to keep the game going after that. Even if we finally cripple the Burning Legion, and take out N'zoth, it still doesn't answer the question of what is going to happen when real titans come back to see how we're doing instead of just leaving things to their keepers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falconblade View Post
    Ra-Den, Ozumat, both in-game, RPG book (non-canon) and Stormrage (canon).
    Ozumat having the title <Fiend of the Dark Below> and Ra-Den mentioning it indirectly but quite obvious should be enough. There's nothing other than "Diablo falling from heaven" in D3 that could be related to it, but since The Dark Below was mentioned/referenced multiple times in Warcraft that's completely off the board. Blizz pulls weird stunts, but this would be stupidity at it's finest if The Dark Below was D3 related.
    I wish people would stop interpreting Ra-Den's dialogue so literally. It's a pretty cliche way of saying 'Bad crap is about to happen, be wary'. Even if the Burning Legion arrived tomorrow, his words would still hold true.
  1. Frostinferno's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Airbag888 View Post
    Because of what Diablo 3 was.

    I logged on last week after ages. Got on my DH, looked at the AH, I had 4Million Gold and items were going for 2 BILLION gold...

    So yeah. All I want from the D3 expansion is to know the story. That's it
    To be fair, you can get a hundred million gold for $2.80 now.
  1. Venaliter's Avatar
    Everyone with a lick of sense knew "The Dark Below" was likely a wow expansion. People who thought it was d3 related...well, I don't know what to tell you. Maybe Angry Birds is more your game.

    It's too bad, I was hoping for a BL expansion myself. We'll have to settle for Azshara.
  1. Peking_Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrKnubbles View Post
    I bet it's going to be Imperius that gets corrupted and is the final boss.
    I hope that happens. Imperius was the best charecter in D3 imo, he was such an a*hole!
  1. Numsefisk's Avatar
    Would love face of N'Zoth and Azshara, especially N'Zoth since it was mentioned that he may be the mastermind behind the corruption of the Emerald Dream
  1. Gorthezar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by torterra275 View Post
    So the Dark Below is WoW related?

    It just got real in here. I'm thinking Naga with an old god spin based on Ozumat's title and Wrathion's title.
    This right here. Please Blizzard.
  1. Yufie's Avatar
    maybe its the next starcraft xpac!
  1. manswtor's Avatar
    FUCK yeah, WoW here I come!
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Falconblade View Post
    Ra-Den, Ozumat, both in-game, RPG book (non-canon) and Stormrage (canon).
    Ozumat having the title <Fiend of the Dark Below> and Ra-Den mentioning it indirectly but quite obvious should be enough. There's nothing other than "Diablo falling from heaven" in D3 that could be related to it, but since The Dark Below was mentioned/referenced multiple times in Warcraft that's completely off the board. Blizz pulls weird stunts, but this would be stupidity at it's finest if The Dark Below was D3 related.
    Indirect counts for nothing in this situation, unfortunately, which is why the count of two references is correct. Way too many synonyms to "The Dark Below" for anything indirect to count.
  1. digmouse's Avatar
    The Final boss of the Diablo III expansion will be Malthael, the now-rebel former Archangel of Wisdom whose weapon is indeed a Reaper Scythe, and in the lore he does have the nickname "The Death Angel". The new area will be Westmarch, new class Crusader, Paragon system will be improved and as promised the item system will be revamped.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    I think it'd be cool if they gave us Paladins again.

    I always loved my Zealadin in LOD
  1. Venaliter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by digmouse View Post
    The Final boss of the Diablo III expansion will be Malthael, the now-rebel former Archangel of Wisdom whose weapon is indeed a Reaper Scythe,
    Well, that's interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by digmouse View Post
    and in the lore he does have the nickname "The Death Angel". The new area will be Westmarch,
    Also interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by digmouse View Post
    new class Crusader, Paragon system will be improved and as promised the item system will be revamped.
    This, we already knew
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by digmouse View Post
    Paragon system will be improved
    If Paragon Level were account wide I'd probably play a lot more Diablo 3 then I do currently
  1. Abbzow's Avatar
    Could someone quick sum it up with D2 and LOD expansion and all the change? I'm kinda too lazy to watch around :P Never played D2 myself though.
  1. I change my name a lot's Avatar
    Angel of Death = Mathael Diablo wise

    Death, at last, shall spread its wings over all meaning he comes back as likely the main bad guy
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    One of the biggest news days in recent memory. 5.3 patch date, next wow expansion, and next d3 expansion all in one day
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xUltraVegetaaaazHD720xxxx View Post
    Chill, were still gonna fight the burning legion, just not now, i mean in my eyes the burning legion is like the final final expac so yea :3
    If indeed the next expansion IS Azshara/N'zoth themed...

    It would have been nice for us to take a freakin' brake from all the "omgwtfbbq old gods!!!11!" stuff in WoW that we've been dealing with for three expansions in a row. Get off of Azeroth for a bit, stretch our legs...

    If anything, it's just going to prolong Wrathion flustering about the Burning Legion, unless, all of a sudden, the burning legion just simply becomes "not a threat" for whatever reason when Wrathion chocked their incursion up to being this huge, looming disaster.

    I mean, it'd be like us killing Halion and dealing with the Twilight's hammer in WotLK as this major plot point... and then proceed to have us bum around on Pandaria for an expansion... and THEN have Deathwing up and destroy everything a couple years afterwards.
  1. Venaliter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrExcelion View Post
    One of the biggest news days in recent memory. 5.3 patch date, next wow expansion, and next d3 expansion all in one day
    It's a conspiracy. They are trying to give Chaud a breakdown for all his meddling. Er...I mean data mining.
  1. Berri's Avatar
    So as expected, The Dark Below is N'zoth!

    ./excited
  1. badmadz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Airbag888 View Post
    Because of what Diablo 3 was.
    I logged on last week after ages. Got on my DH, looked at the AH, I had 4Million Gold and items were going for 2 BILLION gold...
    So what.....then you are totally unable to use the AH.
    Give me 4 Million Gold and i will equip you so far, that you can easy farm on at least MP5 without any problems including the overbosses. I dont know why so many people think that you need to spend billions of gold. Sometimes you can get a far better gold-itemvalue ration for far less then billions

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