If you’re one of the many Diablo fans, and just gamers in general, who were disappointed by the bungled announcement that was Diablo Immortal, there’s still some light left at the end of this particular dark and dank tunnel. Wargaming, the company behind World of Tanks and other similar titles has been quietly working on Pagan Online, a new RPG they hope will be a worthy addition to the legacy of Diablo. Pagan Online got a new snippet of gameplay earlier today as hype around the game builds.
The developers Mad Head Games want to make it pretty clear that this game is meant to be a mix of different genre conventions in order to shake up the somewhat stale formula gamers often find in ARPGs. Pagan Online will mix ARPG mechanics, like a vast and endless loot system, with MOBA aspects like specialized characters with their own abilities. Over the course of the game, you’ll build up a varied roster of heroes who gain more powerful abilities as well as items. And as you mow down more enemies, you’ll get plenty of other rewards too.
Co-Founder of Mad Head Games Uros Banjesevic went into more detail about how this blend of genre conventions is looking to shake up the formula:
“With Pagan Online we’ve worked hard to deliver a fast-paced and intense combat system that’s easy to pick up but difficult to master. We took inspiration from MOBAs to create unique characters with specific skills and specialties, and when you put them into this type of combat system you end up with a family of fighters that do different things well in different scenarios.”
In the latest trailer for the game, we see various heroes hacking and slashing their way through legions of enemies, and it all looks quite fun. There’s teases of some of these gameplay elements dispersed throughout. We also see a fair bit of the games art style, which looks very similar to that of Diablo 3.
Pagan Online is currently slated for a launch on PC next year, though you can already sign up for the game’s pre-launch trials on Pagan Online’s website. If you’re interested in seeing the game in action, check out the teaser trailer down below.