It took Blizzard eight years to produce a new Diablo title after the highly successful Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was released back in 2001.

Set 20 years after the said expansion, Diablo III also introduced the Witch Doctor, Monk, Wizard and Demon Hunter as the game’s four new characters that accompanied the surviving Barbarian.

The title was then followed by two more expansions: Reaper of Souls in 2013 and Rise of the Necromancer in 2016. Fans are now wondering when will Blizzard announce a new chapter in the dungeon crawler Role Playing Game (RPG) franchise and no, they’re not talking about Diablo Immortal.

IGN believed that German magazine GameStar just hinted the fact that Diablo IV is just around the corner. According to the website, page 27 of “The Art Of Diablo”, a hardcover coffee table book set to be released next month, featured a full-page advertisement containing “over 500 artworks from Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III and Diablo IV.”

Aside from GameStar, another source outlined another hint that Diablo IV is indeed in the works through Metro. The “proven insider” posted on their Twitter account and said that Diablo IV and Diablo II Remastered will be announced at BlizzCon 2019.

As with all hints and speculations, any news regarding a new Diablo title should be taken with a grain of salt. There has been no official word from Blizzard yet, but a Kotaku article last year pointed that Diablo IV, alongside a second Diablo III expansion were in development. Unfortunately, it was cancelled and rebooted in 2016, respectively.

GameStar also said fans were anticipating a Diablo IV announcement at last year’s BlizzCon, but they were frustrated and got a Smartphone version of the game instead. Still, all roads are seemingly intersecting and leading to a potential Diablo IV announcement in this year’s Blizzard event.

Diablo "Diablo 4" will require an Internet connection so players could enjoy the entire gaming experience. Photo: Diablo Website

Another underlying fact is that the advertisement that led to this rousing what if was a result of a typographical error. Editors make mistake all the time, and this is no exception. Fans can’t put a mark on anything, though: books and copies are meticulously sifted for errors before it can be officially released. Be that as it may, no one can really tell if it’s just a mistake, or if there really is a Diablo IV.

Fans can only hope for the best, and will have their eyes and ears glued at BlizzCon 2019.