Diablo 4 finally gets a release date alongside a brutal new cinematic trailer

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The hotly anticipated Diablo 4 finally has a release date which was revealed at The Game Awards 2022. Halsey took to the stage to serenade what looks to be the bloodiest in the series to date. 

Diablo 4 is slated to release on June 6, 2023, so fans will roughly have to wait half a year to get their hands on the long-awaited next-generation installment in the dungeon crawler franchise. While we've covered how the game brings the series into the 2020s (opens in new tab), what's on offer visually is unlike anything we've seen yet. 

We've already seen some awesome reveals from The Game Awards 2022, with titles spanning all genres worth keeping in mind as we head into next year. These include Death Stranding 2 and Dune Awakening, to name a few announcements made so far. 

Diablo 4 - World Premiere Trailer 

The new lengthy Diablo 4 world premiere trailer clocks in under three minutes and shows off more of the factions available in the title. Blood, fire, and battles are the core theme, and much like Blizzard's previous work, it's a true spectacle to behold.

Fans have waited an incredibly long time to play this one, as the original reveal retailer for Diablo 4 was teased all the way back in 2019. You're looking at a four-year wait between reveal and release. In actuality, though, seasoned series vets have endured over a decade from the last mainline release. That's because Diablo Immortal wasn't precisely the successor anyone wanted. We said as much in our write-up with a 2-star review. 

Everything we've seen up to this point paints an encouraging picture. We're confident that Diablo 4 will be worth the wait. We'll keep you posted when gameplay goes live in the coming months; this is one title you won't want to miss out on. 

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin is the Hardware Editor for TechRadarGaming and looks after all hardware coverage for the gaming vertical of the site. Prior to joining TRG, she was the Hardware Editor for sister publication GamesRadar+. You’ll also find her hardware coverage and reviews for online publications such as Trusted Reviews, Android Central, The Metro, PC Guide, and Expert Reviews. Outside of gaming, she’s also contributed to the BBC and No Clean Singing, too. In her spare time, you'll often find her at metal gigs and festivals listening to various different shades of black and death metal.